有两种主要的参与方式，父母可以参与孩子的教育;这些是正式参与和非正式参与。更正式的参与方式是家长参与家长教师协会(PTA) - -促进学生、家长和教师与地方当局之间的伙伴关系，并鼓励家长支持其子女的教育。在孩子的学校担任家长总监也是一种正式的参与，因为作为家长总监，他们可以为孩子的学校的运营做出宝贵的贡献。家长参与孩子教育的非正式方式有:参加颁奖晚会/日、参加家长晚会、参加职业和选择晚会、与孩子的老师见面，也有家长到学校帮助安排阅读时间或筹款活动。父母可以通过每天帮助孩子做作业或定期与孩子的老师交谈，直接参与孩子的教育。家长也可以通过自愿帮助活动，如筹款，学校活动，甚至是成为实际课堂的一部分，帮助孩子的学校提供任何阅读计划。家长也可以作为家长理事加入孩子的学校管理委员会。
There are two main ways of involvement, in which a parent can be involved in their child’s education; these are formal involvement and informal involvement. The more formal ways of involvement are for parents to be involved in Parent Teacher Association (PTA) – which promotes partnership between pupils, parents and teachers and local authorities and encourages parents to support their children’s education. Also being a parent governor at a child’s school is also a formal involvement, because as a parent governor, they can make a valuable contribution to the running of their child’s school. The informal ways of a parent being involved in their child’s education, are by attending awards evenings/days, attending parents, career and option evenings, also meeting with their child’s teacher(s) and also parents coming into schools to help with reading time or fund raising events.Parents can be directly involved with their child’s education by helping their child with their homework every day or by talking to their child’s teacher on a regular basis. Parents can also be involved by volunteering to help out with activities such as fundraising, school events, or even being a part of the actual classroom by helping out with any reading schemes available in a child’s school. Parents can also be on their child’s school governing board as a parent governor.