In the United States, the school year averages approximately 180 days. Once you begin to take out holidays, professional days and weather related closings, it becomes apparent that good learning habits must occur in the home in order for a child to be successful in school. Clearly, the hours and days that a child is not in school are just as important for learning. As a parent, you are your child's first and most important teacher. Statistically, when parents and families are involved in their children's education, the children do better and have better feelings about going to school. Following are some tips for how you can improve the likelihood of your child's school success.