Routines make it easy
- Write up a family schedule to get back in the habit of waking up early and doing homework.
- Use pictures to create a visual list for little kids. Give positive feedback when they meet their goals.
- Plan your meals and set out clothes at night for easier weekdays.
Resources make it accessible
- Get to know your school’s Parent Coordinator to connect with teachers, the principal’s office and local resources.
- Reach out to your JCCA caseworker for info on tutoring and parent education workshops.
- A JCCA Education Coordinator can get your teen on track with scholarships and internships.
- Put the DOE calendar in your phone and make sure you have childcare on parent-teacher conference days.
Rituals make it rewarding
- Weekly outings to the library are a great way to support literacy.
- Do special activities to mark academic milestones, like “pancakes for dinner” the evening before school starts.
- Prepare a lucky breakfast or write an encouraging note on testing days. Make sure kids know their success is important to you!