You want the best for your child but the path forward isn’t always clear. The Readiness Roadmap is your guide to everything, from what your child is expected to know this school year, to how you can support your child’s emotional development, to starting the college planning process and more. We created the roadmap based on our Parents 2016 survey that asked parents what they want and need when it comes to their child.
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Do You Know What’s Expected?
An important first step to getting your child ready for school is knowing what’s expected. Yet, two-thirds of parents say they’d benefit from clearer explanations of what their children should be learning in school. To help, we gathered the best resources from National PTA, Univision, Scholastic and GreatKids.
Use our Character Strengths Finder, developed with Character Lab, to help zero in on your child’s strengths and areas for growth – from persistence to gratitude and other essential life skills.
How do you help your child approach both struggles and strengths? Try our Growth Mindset Kit, created with PERTS, Stanford University's center on learning mindsets.
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Together! Students, parents, and teachers need to be partners on the road to success.
Maximize Teacher Time
The majority of K-8 parents talk to their child’s teacher at least once a month. These resources are designed to help you get the most out of that time together.
Ensure Emotional Health & Happiness
Do you worry about your child’s emotional health or happiness? You are not alone. Nearly half of parents say they worry about this. Knowing what to look for at each development stage is critical. Get started with these Scholastic resources.
Plan for College
Our 2016 survey revealed that parents’ #1 concern was paying for college. The good news is that there is help. In fact, most full time students receive some sort of financial aid. The information in these 4 steps can help you along the way. Start the planning process now to reduce stress later.
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Emotional Health & Happiness
Parents 2016: Hearts and Minds of Parents in an Uncertain World
Our new poll offers educators, community leaders and the public a glimpse into the hearts and minds of today’s public school parents, revealing their top concerns, priorities and needs for support.
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