Parents’ Guide to Pre-K Advocacy

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Parents and Guardians: you are the most important person in your young child’s life. You are already doing great things to help your child succeed. You are your child’s most valuable asset when it comes to making sure their needs are met. We want to help you find the resources you need to prepare your child for life in and out of the classroom.

What It Means to be an Advocate for Your Child

Being an advocate simply means that you know what your child needs. It means that you are willing to speak up or ask questions when those needs are not met. An advocate does not need a fancy title or special training. The everyday things that you do for your child’s well-being make you an advocate. Attending a parent meeting at your school or going to a parent/teacher conference are great examples of advocacy. But understanding how your children learn and interacting with them daily matters just as much. Making sure they have the tools, experiences, and skills they need is important too. When you can do those things, they will thrive at home, in school, and in life.