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Parents were offered informative sessions designed to help promote and increase family engagement, and raise awareness of the importance of school readiness.AVANCE-Houston Parent Summit took place on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Dacoma location. This year’s theme “We Love” coordinated by the Manager of Center Operation – Julia Douch M.Ed., and the Parent Summit team was an outstanding success. 

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The four-break-up sessions were offered in both English and Spanish; providing insightful information to all attendees by this year’s guest speakers: Houston Public Library, Ortho-Tek, and Primerica Financial. Topics included:

  • “We Love to Read” (Literacy) by Houston Public Library: Parents learned strategies for literacy and language development. Additionally, parents were introduced to resources available to them via the Houston Public Libraries Learning Link.
  • “We Love our Financial Freedom” (Finance) by Primerica: Parents learned strategies to become financially responsible.
  • “We Love our Health” (Health) by Ortho –Tek: Parents learn helpful strategies for making healthy choices when preparing meals and snacks.
  • “We Love our Kids” (Conscious Discipline) by AVANCE’s Education Specialist team: Parents learned positive techniques and tips that support the social-emotional development of children.

AVANCE greatly appreciates Discount School Supply for sponsoring the lunch for the Parent Summit and looks forward to the next Parent Summit