PreK Family Engagement Plan
Cross Roads Elementary is committed to partnering with the community and the families we serve to support the early learning and development of children to ensure lifelong success. 

Cross Roads Elementary Family Engagement Plan provides opportunities to: create a foundation for collaboration of mutual partners, embraces the individuality of families, promotes a culture of learning that is focused on the child, establishes and explains expectations, and allows for continuous improvement of the family engagement activities and efforts. 

Family Engagement Goals

Strategies

Facilitate Family to Family Support

Open campus social events for families to connect

  • PreK orientation
  • Meet the Teacher
  • VIP family events
  • VIP monthly meetings
  • Field Trips
  • Book Fairs
  • Literacy Nights
  • Math and Science Nights

Establish a Network of Community Resources

Inform and connect families to community based resources

  • Faith In Action Weekend food packs
  • Summer Food Program application assistance
  • Child Find
  • HELP Center Resources
  • Andrew’s Center Resources

Increase Family Participation in Decision Making

Provide families an opportunity to be involved and have a voice

  • Active collaboration with VIP Board Members
  • District and Site Based Committees
  • Maintain open dialog between families and school through a variety of communication avenues, such as:
    • Classroom newsletters and communication logs
    • Parent-Teacher conferences
    • Volunteer Opportunities
    • Class Dojo
    • Blackboard Connect Messaging
    • Phone calls
    • Emails

Equip Families with Tools to Enhance and Extend Learning

Share ideas for supporting learning at home

  • Family Nights demonstrating literacy, math, and science activities that can be done at home with no-cost or inexpensive, easy-to-find materials
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • CLI Parent Page Resources

Develop staff skills in evidence-based practices that support families in meeting their children’s learning benchmarks

Provide professional development for classroom teachers and assistants

  • CLI Engage Teacher Training Resources
  • Region 7 Pre K workshops and instructional coaching
  • Locally provided professional development and instructional coaching

Evaluate family engagement efforts and evaluations for continuous improvement

Continuously evaluate and improvement family engagement efforts

  • child-centered goals set and evaluated at parent-teacher conferences
  • Record family participation at campus and VIP events
  • High Quality PreK Self-Assessment Tool