Parent Engagement in Schools is defined as parents and school staff working together to support and improve the learning, development, and health of children and adolescents.
- Parent engagement in schools is a shared responsibility in which schools and other community agencies and organizations are committed to reaching out to engage parents in meaningful ways, and parents are committed to actively supporting their children’s and adolescents’ learning and development.
- This relationship between schools and parents cuts across and reinforces children’s health and learning in multiple settings—at home, in school, in out-of-school programs, and in the community.
- Engaging parents in their children’s school life is a promising protective factor.
Center for Disease Control (Adolescent and School Health)