Strong and strategic family engagement approaches provide support the success of children in early learning settings. CEELO has worked with a number of states to inform effective family engagement. This page shares useful resources to guide states and districts.
- State Approaches to Family Engagement in Pre-K Programs is based off work CEELO engaged in with states, this brief focuses on approaches to family engagement in state funded pre-K programs. It discusses why family engagement is important, describes approaches to developing program guidance, and offers strategies to support effective implementation.
- Pre-K Attendance – Why it’s Important and How to Support It originates from a state request for information on chronic absenteeism with regard to early childhood. It provides information on potential causes of absenteeism, examples from cities and states to address it, and available resources. Family engagement is a key strategy to prevent and address chronic absenteeism.
- Family Engagement Community of Practice(COP) is a central location for professionals interested in and working on issues related to family engagement to come together to share ideas, strategies, experiences, and resources. CEELO works with PDG TA to conduct the COP and it is open to non-PDG states.
- Parenting Matters (Institute of Medicine)
- Partners in Education: A Dual Capacity Framework for Family-School Partnerships (US Department of Education)
- The Head Start Parent, Family and Community Engagement Framework (Office of Head Start)
- Maryland Family Engagement Framework
- Culturally Responsive Family Engagement Practices (Blog post by Jessica Lavorgna, Literacy and Academic Success for English Learners through Science (LASErS) Project)