Preschools Push To Make Parents Their Child's 'Lead Teacher'

Sep 9, 2015

Darlene Miles is the Parent Involvement Educator at Francis Bellamy, a preschool program within Indianapolis Public Schools. Miles is a full time employee that focuses solely on engaging parents into their child’s school experience.
Credit Claire McInerny / Indiana Public Broadcasting

The first huge milestones of a kid’s life -- crawling, walking, talking, are often cultivated by their parents. But often, once a child enters school full time those milestones shift from the living room to the classroom.

A teacher takes on the responsibility of helping a child master reading, counting and various motor skills, with the parents playing a supporting role.

StateImpact Indiana’s Claire McInerny explains the push in Indiana preschools to engage parents as a lead teacher in their child’s life.