Additional High Quality Resources

 

We recognize that your time may be limited to go above and beyond compliance in the area of family engagement. If your district or school is ready to take your family engagement efforts to the next level, we are confident that you’ll find value in the tools shared here.

To save you time, a vast online search of family engagement materials has been compiled. A comprehensive list of topics and variety of resources has been provided so that your school community continues thrive in the quest for effective family engagement and increased student achievement.
Resources
Parent, Family, Community Engagement FrameworkParent, Family, Community Engagement Framework
A roadmap for progress in achieving the types of outcomes that lead to positive and enduring change for children and families. The PFCE Framework was developed in partnership with programs, families, experts, and the National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement....Read more
Head Start and Early Head Start Relationship-Based Competencies for Staff and Supervisors Who Work wHead Start and Early Head Start Relationship-Based Competencies for Staff and Supervisors Who Work w
This tool outlines the knowledge, skills, and actions for staff working with families in Head Start and Early Head Start. Programs can use this document to help build capacity for staff and supervisors who work with families....Read more
Family Involvement Makes a differenceFamily Involvement Makes a difference
This research brief summarizes the latest research studies that link family involvement in early childhood to outcomes and programs that have been evaluated to show what works. ...Read more
Growing and Sustaining Parent Engagement: A Toolkit for Parents and Community PartnersGrowing and Sustaining Parent Engagement: A Toolkit for Parents and Community Partners
This toolkit is a quick and easy guide to help support and sustain parent engagement. It provides “how to’s” for implementing three powerful strategies communities can use to maintain and grow parent engagement: 1) Roadmap 2) Checklist and 3) Support Network....Read more
The Impact of Family Involvement on the Education of Children Ages 3 to 8: A Focus on Literacy and MThe Impact of Family Involvement on the Education of Children Ages 3 to 8: A Focus on Literacy and M
A report summarizing research conducted primarily over the past 10 years on how families’ involvement in children’s learning and development through activities at home and at school affects the literacy, mathematics, and social-emotional skills of children ages 3 to 8....Read more
Working Systemically in Action: Engaging Family and CommunityWorking Systemically in Action: Engaging Family and Community
The guide includes explanations for key concepts, suggestions, and ready-to-use tools to help educators, families, and community members come together as partners in systemic support for student learning....Read more
Handbook on Family and Community EngagementHandbook on Family and Community Engagement
Intended to provide educators, community leaders, and parents with a succinct survey of research and best practices accumulated over the years on family and community engagement. Also gives a roadmap in the quest for each and every student’s academic, personal, social, and emotional development....Read more
Family Engagement and Children with DisabilitiesFamily Engagement and Children with Disabilities
Resource guide to help parents and special educators establish a comfortable and effective partnership in service of promoting successful outcomes for children with disabilities....Read more
Enhancing Home Involvement to Address Barriers to Learning: A Collaborative Process Enhancing Home Involvement to Address Barriers to Learning: A Collaborative Process
This publication offers strategies for enhancing family engagement efforts despite barriers. For schools to significantly enhance home involvement they must broaden the focus beyond thinking only in terms of parents, and enhance the range of ways in which schools connect with primary caretakers....Read more
Advice for Parents-Helping your child succeed in school and lifeAdvice for Parents-Helping your child succeed in school and life
This guide can be used as part of an organized outreach effort to engage parents in a discussion about how they can help their children do their best in school and beyond. The intended audience are parents of students in grades 7th to 9th....Read more
On our Way: Educational Toolkit for Families On our Way: Educational Toolkit for Families
A toolkit to support the educational aspirations of Latino families and prepare them for entering and completing post-secondary education. This toolkit serves two generations simultaneously. It helps to address the aspirations Latino parents have for their children to attend college....Read more
The Family Engagement for High School Success Toolkit: Planning and implementing an initiative to suThe Family Engagement for High School Success Toolkit: Planning and implementing an initiative to su
This toolkit offers strategies for bringing families, school leaders, community partners, and students together to build a network of supports to keep students on the path to high school graduation, college or advanced training....Read more