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» Family Engagement
Children are more likely to do better in school—and throughout life—when parents get involved with their education. Research shows that’s true, regardless of family income or background.
Florida Department of Education’s Family and Community Outreach
has a list of resources and information for parents and guardians.
United States Department of Education’s Parent and Family Engagement
site is another good resource to support family engagement in schools, homes and the community.
Harvard Family Research Project
offers resources and information on effective ways to support
in children's learning and development.
provides resources on parent, family and community engagement.
schools and libraries
, family engagement means respectful partnerships that offer the information, guidance and opportunities for families to be active in their children's learning and development.
Find out what family engagement looks like in action from the
National Association for the Education of Young Children
Child Care Aware
supports family involvement in improving children's lives.
Explore tips, strategies and resources to help improve the connection from home to school and expand parent involvement with
Edutopia's Resource Roundup
National Parent Teacher Association
is the vehicle through which engaged parents can accomplish great things for their children and ensure their overall success. The comprehensive resources can help parents get involved and stay involved.
Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center for Families
is designed to help families understand their rights under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), connect with other families and find high-quality resources related to caring for infants, toddlers and young children with disabilities. The Center relies on families to share their views and help make sure their work and their products are useful to families and reflect the needs and perspectives of families.