Outline of the state of Minnesota

Parent Supports and Education Programs

Parent Supports and Education Programs

State law encourages districts to implement parent education or support programs to address family needs.

Early Childhood Family Education

Site provides information on Early Childhood Family Engagement, a parenting education program for all Minnesota families with children between the ages of birth to kindergarten entrance offered by school districts that have a pre-K - third grade initiative and that offers programming for parents with children up to third grade, in order to support continued parent engagement in children's learning and development.

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Minnesota Statutes 124D.231 Full-service community schools

Subd. 2. Full-service community school program.

(g) Each school site receiving funding under this section must establish at least two of the following types of programming:

(3) parental involvement:

(i) programs that promote parental involvement and family literacy;

(ii) parent leadership development activities; and

(iii) parenting education activities.

Policy Type

Minnesota Statutes 124D.895 Parental involvement programs

Subd. 3. Plan activities. Activities contained in the model plans must include:

  • (1) educational opportunities for families that enhance children’s learning and native and English language development;
  • (2) educational programs for parents or guardians on families’ educational responsibilities and resources;
  • (3) the hiring, training, and use of parental involvement liaison workers to coordinate family involvement activities and to foster linguistic and culturally competent communication among families, educators, and students, consistent with the definition of culturally competent under section 120B.30, subdivision 1, paragraph (q);
  • (4) curriculum materials and assistance in implementing home and community-based learning activities that reinforce and extend classroom instruction and student motivation;
  • (5) technical assistance, including training to design and carry out family involvement programs;
  • (6) parent resource centers;
Policy Type

Minnesota Statutes 124D.8955 Parent and family involvement policy

(a) In order to promote and support student achievement, a local school board is encouraged to formally adopt and implement a parent and family involvement policy that promotes and supports:

(1) oral and written communication between home and school that is regular, two-way, meaningful, and in families’ native language;

(2) parenting skills;

(3) parents and caregivers who play an integral role in assisting student learning and learn about fostering students’ academic success and learning at home and school;

(4) welcoming parents in the school and using networks that support families’ cultural connections, seeking their support and assistance;

(5) partnerships with parents in the decisions that affect children and families in the schools; and

(6) providing community resources to strengthen schools, families, and student learning.

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Minnesota Statutes 145.958 Youth violence prevention

Subd. 2.Violence prevention programs for at-risk youth. (c) Violence prevention programs may include, but are not limited to:

  • (1) mentorship;
  • (2) job placement and support;
  • (3) youth violence prevention training;
  • (4) parent and family intervention and teaching parenting skills;
  • (5) school-related initiative involving police liaison officers, youth leadership, peer mediation systems, after-school activities, and intervention in truancy cases;
  • (6) chemical dependency and mental health intervention, screening, and assessment;
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