Youth service providers recognize that involving families in children's learning is critical to academic achievement and overall healthy development. Yet youth service providers face ongoing challenges engaging families in out-of-school time programs. The authors, administrators of a nationally recognized youth development program, share their success using a tool to provide parents with expectations, feedback, and motivation: The Parent Progress Report. Tips for replicating the Parent Progress Report are provided along with lessons learned.
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Catchpole, K., & Arnett, N. (2014). Increasing Parent Involvement with Parent Progress Reports. The Journal of Extension, 52(2), Article 2. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol52/iss2/2