Supporting a child’s education is one of your most important responsibilities as a parent. By cultivating a love of learning and knowledge at a young age, you put your child on a path for success so they can open doors on endless future opportunities. Military OneSource helps you build a strong foundation of learning for your child. This includes nurturing learning at home, building a relationship with your child’s school and tapping into the support and resources of your military community – all to help you help your kids succeed.
Support your child’s education with these four steps:
Connect with your child’s school.
Your relationship with the school demonstrates to your child and the school’s staff the importance you attach to education. Even if you relocate often or are temporarily deployed, you can build a relationship with the school by meeting the teacher, volunteering, attending school events or joining a parent group.
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Nurture learning at home.
Learning doesn’t stop when the school day ends. A child absorbs as much or more at home and through his or her experiences as through a textbook. To encourage learning at home, establish a routine to keep kids on schedule with their homework and provide plenty of praise for a job well done.
Reach out to experts.
Education consultants can assist you with questions about your child’s education. These one-on-one sessions are free, confidential, and can provide you with referrals to in-home tutors and tutoring centers in your area, as well as public and private school information. Call 800-342-9647 at any time to schedule an appointment. International? Click here for overseas calling options.
Start learning young.
The Head Start Program teaches reading, math and other developmental skills to your 5-year-old or younger child before starting school. If you are stationed overseas, Sure Start is open to command-sponsored military children who meet specific age requirements and other criteria. Starting early means laying a foundation for lifelong learning and success in school.
Support Your Child’s Education
Supporting your child’s education requires time, commitment and the right information. Education consultations give you the chance to have your questions answered by a professional and receive referrals to services that meet your needs. These one-on-one consultations are free and confidential. Contact Military OneSource's Education Consultants today.