Family and school play parallel and complementary roles in children’s early learning. Collaboration between parents and teachers is therefore important. On one hand, it can let parents understand more how to create a home environment that is conducive to children’s different aspects of learning. On other hand, it can help teachers grasp a better understanding of the learning needs of individual children. According to Epstein [1], parental involvement in education can take place in different forms, including creating positive living conditions to lay the foundation for learning (parenting), communicating with school (communicating), volunteering at school activities (volunteering), helping
children to learn at home (learning at home), participating in decisions of the school (decision-making), and utilizing community resources to support children’s learning (collaborating with the community).

Published in: Canada International Conference on Education, 2017

  • Date of Conference: 26-29 June, 2017
  • DOI: 10.2053/CICE.2017.0195
  • Electronic ISBN: 978-1-908320-83-4
  • Conference Location: University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada