- When educators – from early childhood through high school – actively engage parents and caregivers, they become one of a family’s most trusted partners.
- To support families during times of stress, guide parents and caregivers toward community-based programs and resources that help make sure that children come to school ready to play, learn and grow.
- School-based programs, including free and reduced lunch, before- and after-school childcare, and counseling services, are important supports that help tip the scale toward resiliency and positive outcomes for families.
- Having access to these supports helps to ensure that kids and their families are ready to actively engage in the education process and provides a foundation for families to build a stable and secure future.
- Educators – as mandatory reporters – also play an important role in identifying and reporting suspected child abuse and neglect. If you have concerns about the welfare of a child or family, call 1-844-CO-4-KIDS, Colorado’s child abuse and neglect prevention hotline.