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Ada City Schools - Parental Involvement

"When schools, families, and community groups work together to support learning, children tend to do better in school, stay in school longer, and like school more." That's the conclusion of a recent report from the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory. The report, a synthesis of research on parent involvement over the past decade, goes on to find that, regardless of family income or background, "students with involved parents are more likely to:
     •Earn higher grades and test scores, and enroll in higher-level programs;
     •Be promoted, pass their classes, and earn credits;
     •Attend school regularly;
     •Have better social skills, show improved behavior, and adapt well to school; and
     •Graduate and go on to postsecondary education" (Henderson & Mapp, 2002).


For Information on :

       *  Parent / Teacher Organizations

        *  Mentorship Programs

        *  After School Programs

contact you child's school.



Oklahoma Parents As Teachers (OPAT) is a free, voluntary parent education program designed to foster an early partnership between home and school.  The program is available for all expectant parents as well as parents with children birth to age three based on the philosophy that parents are their children's first and most important teachers.


The goal of the OPAT program is to strengthen the capacity of parents to be effective first teachers in providing children the best possible start in life, maximize a child's overall development during those first three years, lay the foundation for school success, and minimize developmental problems that interfere with the child's learning.


For Information on Oklahoma Parents as Teachers (OPAT), contact the Ada Director - Laura Presley at 580-310-7322 of CLICK HERE to LINK to her ADA PAGE.

Click Here for the Link to the OPAT section of the Oklahoma State Department of Education Web Site.

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