Boosting Childhood Learning Through Parental Involvement | SXSW EDU 2024

It’s Time to Stop Talking About the Literacy Crisis - SXSW EDU 2024 - Photo by Miguel Esparza

A parent’s involvement in their child's education, at any stage, can be a game-changer. It has the power to boost a child’s confidence, ignite their motivation, and cultivate a profound love for learning. This influence is especially impactful during the formative years of early childhood.

At SXSW EDU 2024, education experts engaged the community in deep discussions about the importance of parent involvement in order to propel their students from the classroom into a promising career. A powerful throughline brought forward by thought leaders centered on creating a strong foundation early on so that students feel prepared when entering K-12, and beyond.

Dive into fascinating conversations from this past March featuring new insights about the human brain to help maximize how students can develop, learn, and grow; how parents and the community can work with policymakers and funders to secure necessary childcare services; how to empower parents to support literacy instruction in their home before students start their first year of school, and so much more.

Discover how you can be an advocate for parent involvement and create a strong foundation in early childhood education:

Keynote: It’s Time to Stop Talking About the Literacy Crisis

“We try to teach every single minute detail because we know all this stuff, and then our kids end up being confused because we're not focusing and prioritizing the most important skills.”

Spencer Russell
Founder, Toddlers CAN Read

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Photo by Miguel Esparza

By Auva Saghafi