- Create a family friendly atmosphere.
- Develop personal relationships.
- Provide opportunities for volunteering.
- Respect all families.
- Remove economic obstacles to participation.
- Ensure accessible programming.
“Families are active participants in the life of the school, and feel welcomed, valued, and connected to each other, to school staff, and to what students are learning and doing in class” (National Standards for Parent/Family Involvement Programs, 2007).