SPARK Mississippi strategies for increasing parental involvement include:

Working with community partners to host parent workshops to address issues and concerns around quality early learning;

Child and family friendly schools and other topics identified by community partners and the Local Children’s Partnership.

All participating SPARK-MS school district catchment areas have a Local Children’s Partnership which is facilitated by a SPARK-MS staff. SPARK staff also provides additional child and family support as needed. They facilitate parent/teacher conferences and provide home visitation services to support the child and family. This includes linking the child and family to needed resources such as education, basic health and screenings.