Children in Elementary School

Success starts in elementary school. These site provide valuable information for parents/guardians interested in helping young children on the road to success.

Academy for Educational Development
AED addresses human development needs through education, communication and information in this country and throughout the world.  AED's School and Community Services Department develops partnerships between schools, families and communities through research and technical assistance in designing, implementing, and evaluating programs that foster such partnerships.

The ASPIRA Association, Inc. is the only national nonprofit organization devoted solely to the education and leadership development of Puerto Rican and other Latino youth. ASPIRA takes its name from the Spanish verb aspirar, "aspire."

Effective Parenting Educational Resources
These pages are designed to help parents with their educational questions and concerns. Learning is one of the few activities that comes naturally to all people and is its own reward. No one has to pay us to learn. Like all creatures, people are curious by nature. Parents and children go out of their way to learn all kinds of interesting facts and skills. Unfortunately, curiosity can be dampened and children can be turned off by school. So, explore these pages and learn how to keep ourselves and our children on the path to learning.

Family Education Network
The Family Education Network includes some of the best of the Internet's content, resources, and shopping for parents, teachers, and kids. Launched in September, 2000, the company's mission is to be an online consumer network of the world's best learning and information resources, personalized to help parents, teachers, and students of all ages take control of their learning and make it part of their everyday lives.

Family Support America

Family Support America, formerly Family Resource Coalition of America, promotes family support as the nationally recognized movement to strengthen and support families and places the principles of family support practice at the heart of every setting in which children and families are present. By identifying and connecting individuals and organizations that have contact with families; by providing technical assistance, training and education, conferences, and publications; and by promoting the voice of families, Family Support America is taking family support to scale as the national strategy for ensuring the well-being of our children today and in the years to come.

Institute for Educational Leadership
The Institute for Educational Leadership's (IEL) mission is to improve education -- and the lives of children and their families -- through positive and visionary change. Every day, we face that challenge by bringing together diverse constituencies and empowering leaders with knowledge and applicable ideas. 

Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
Founded in 1968 in San Antonio, Texas, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) is the leading nonprofit Latino litigation, advocacy and educational outreach institution in the United States.

National Coalition of Parental Involvement in Education
NCPIE's mission is to advocate the involvement of parents and families in their children's education, and to foster relationships between home, school, and community to enhance the education of our nation's young people.

Parent Institute
The mission of The Parent Institute is to encourage parent involvement in the education of their children. The Parent Institute publishes a variety of materials including newsletters, booklets, brochures, and videos.

Project Parents, Inc.
Project Parents, Inc, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing educational programs that will increase the effectiveness and involvement of urban parents in the educational lives of their children at home and in school and enhance family stability through economic growth.

Reading is Fundamental, Inc.
RIF develops and delivers children's and family literacy programs that help prepare young children for reading and motivate school-age children to read regularly. Through a national network of teachers, parents, and community volunteers, RIF programs provide books and other essential literacy resources to children, at no cost to them or their families. RIF focuses highest priority on the nation's neediest children, from birth to age 11.

The Alliance for Parental Involvement in Education
The Alliance for Parental Involvement in Education is a nonprofit organization which assists and encourages parental involvement in education, wherever that education takes place: in public school, in private school, or at home.

Together We Can
Leaders across America – from neighborhoods to state houses, from parent groups to public and private agencies, from schools and social welfare organizations to economic development and community organizing groups – are endeavoring to work together toward a shared vision for their communities and improved results for their children and families. Their mission is to strengthen and sustain the capacity of community collaboratives and state initiatives to move toward that shared vision.

White House Initiatives on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans or
A bilingual Web site that offers parents and students resources on how they can make going to college a reality.

Assessment Assistance
Resources to help students practice skills required on various assessments.

Homework Helps
This handout provides parents with tips on dealing with homework.

Tips Parents Can Use to Help Their Children

A list of tips that can help parents make a difference in the lives of their children.

GreatSites !
A parents guide to great sites for kids recommended by the American Library Association.

PBS Parents
A site that helps parents raise a child who is ready to learn.

¡Soy Unica ! ¡Soy Latina!
The ¡Soy Unica! ¡Soy Latina ! Project encourages cultural pride by emphasizing the strengths inherent in the Hispanic culture for girls ages 9-14.

A safe search engine for kids and their parents on many categories.

Parents Corner
How can you help your child enjoy learning and excel in school? The following links are provided to help parents meet the needs of their student(s).



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