% of ParentPowered Families Who Qualify for Income-Based Services
School Year 2021 Survey Results
of parents say that ParentPowered helped make learning a part of every day
of parents say that ParentPowered activities helped them communicate with their child
of parents said that ParentPowered increased their confidence in their ability to support their child’s learning
of parents said that ParentPowered messages helped them solve parenting problems
of parents said that ParentPowered helped strengthen their relationship with their child
of parents said that ParentPowered helped them feel that support is available to them
Our research-based quarterly surveys allow us to ensure we understand what families need from the ParentPowered program. Every ParentPowered partner can access the results of their families’ responses through the ParentPowered Dashboard. We also create an End-of-Year Impact Report for every partner.
Combined with additional data in the ParentPowered Dashboard, this makes it easy to meet federal and state family engagement reporting requirements, generate reports for boards and Parent Council meetings, and keep all your stakeholders on the same page.
What Parents Receiving ParentPowered Messages Say
"Getting ideas to help them engage in conversation, understanding different objects and shapes the represent."
"They're always a good reminder to be intentional with my child when we do day-to-day activities."
"With the suggestions you suggest I use them right away & use them over & over. My daughter remembers repetition & she is progressing very well."
"It has increased her engagement with us and us with her, so that has been nice!"
"I have found ways for her to elaborate conversationally in ways I wouldn't normally have thought of."
"[ParentPowered] is the same as having a life coach.. .very well needed and appreciated."
"With working full time, picking up from daycare, there is precious little time in the evening to connect with the family beyond dinner, these ideas help 👍."
"I appreciate the thoughtful suggestions and recommendations as daily reminders to be proactive in my children's development."
"Nos van guiando a sacar provecho de cada cosa cada sonido todo lo enseñado aplica hasta para mi bebé que tiene 15 meses y se ven los resultados ([ParentPowered] guides us to take advantage of each thing, each sound. Everything they've taught applies even to my baby, who is 15 months old, and I can see the results.)"
"Que es muy importante la comunicación y también La forma de comunicarnos con los hijos pequeños para ayudarlos en su aprendizaje. ([I've learned] that communication is very important and also how to communicate with young children to help them in their learning.)"
Meeting Partners’ Goals
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when Christy Vandergriff, Assistant Director at SVHS, heard about ParentPowered, she was excited by the possibility of using a low-tech, accessible solution to engage families in a new way. “It’s old school, new school. It’s innovative, but then the text messaging...it’s a quick read. And I just like that this can reach so many families.”
What Partners Say
I think ParentPowered is the best approach to family and community engagement I have seen. I have worked at the state and federal level as well as in districts, and family engagement is very difficult to achieve in districts with high poverty, high at-risk populations or just in areas where people are very busy and not as able to go to the school for events.
ParentPowered gives everyone concrete strategies to help their children with both specific academic skills and social emotional skills. It also gives parents important developmental information about their children as well as encouragement for the tough job of parenting. It's actually one of the only things I have purchased, in my 35 years of work in education, that every time I get something, I say to myself "that is so good; I am so glad we use this!" I love what you are doing!
“We need to invest in things that parents don’t have to show up for, things that show up for parents in their homes.”
"We've all miscalculated how desperately families really wanted something like this."
"Parents really appreciate that it is simple, doesn't require anything additional, and stays on their phone."
"The biggest surprise was how easy the process was."
"ParentPowered is a great way to remind families that as a Catholic church, we're rooting for them."
“The ParentPowered program is a resource for families that is practical and will actually help them advance their child’s development not only academically but also socially and emotionally.”
“What I love about it is that I can send out messages like ‘we’ve got a meeting at this time and place.’ And they all get it — Boom.”
“It’s not something that you have to manage. I don’t have to worry about putting together the data. And I don’t have to formulate a report - I love that part.”
"I think ParentPowered fills a need that no other program I've been able to find to date can fill."