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Better Parent Engagement Improves Afterschool Performance

One of the most important benefits of an afterschool program is that it widens young peoples' interests and gets them involved in a variety of activities to foster their personal growth.

According to the Afterschool Alliance, the difficulty that a lot of afterschool providers face is finding a way to engage and involve busy parents in their children's activities. Parent engagement is crucial; it leads to higher grades and test scores, an increase in positive attitude and behaviors, and better overall performance of afterschool programs.

Cirrus Group LLC's Daily InSite feature gives parents a firsthand view of the activities their children are involved in after school, allowing them to see live updates with photos and notes uploaded by teachers and administrators.

For more information, visit www.cirrusgroup.com or call 888.600.7111.

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