CORNERSTONE: Home-School Partnerships

FirstSchool
2012

Many studies show that creating effective partnerships between schools, families, and communities lead to better academic, cognitive, and socio-emotional outcomes in children, especially for minority and low income children. Through collaboration families and schools are better equipped to face the many challenges of raising and educating children. Learning occurs when teachers are aware of children’s background knowledge and use this information to link it to new content. Partnerships with families and communities can help schools have a better understanding of children’s knowledge about the world.