Family Engagement

For schools and districts across the U.S., family engagement is an integral part of education.  These resources and projects help parents understand the vital role they play in their children’s education, from early learning to literacy to physical health and child development.  

Advocating for My Child’s Literacy Needs
Resource Type: Practice guide
2017 PDF (pdf)
Parents are encouraged to become their child’s literacy advocate, taking an active role in learning about evidence-based literacy approaches, including early screening and identification of reading difficulties, additional instruction for struggling readers, and accommodations for reading and writing.
Physical Development and Health of Young Learners: A Resource Set
Resource Type: Practice guide
2017 PDF (pdf)
This tool provides a framework for teachers and leaders to plan a combination of discrete and integrated opportunities to foster children’s physical development.
Information and Resources to Assist States in Developing Policy on Early Childhood Suspension and Expulsion
Resource Type: Policy/Policy brief
2017 PDF (pdf)
This brief includes resources to inform early childhood stakeholders at the state and local level interested in developing policy and guidance for programs to prevent and reduce suspension and expulsion.
Tool to Guide Decisions Regarding Kindergarten Entry Assessment Selection and Implementation
Resource Type: Tools/Toolkit
The Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO) developed the Kindergarten Entry Assessment Tool to assist state stakeholders with the process of selecting and implementing the most appropriate Kindergarten Entry Assessment based on a consensus process of engaging key stakeholders. 
Supporting Early Learning and Beyond Through Trauma-Informed Practice
Type: Project
State(s): District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania
SEA teams are deepening understanding of how stress and trauma affect students’ early learning, ongoing development, and continued learning and progress in school and learn how to support educators in responding to students’ needs.
Ensuring School Readiness Community of Practice
Type: Project
State(s): Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina
The regional Ensuring School Readiness Community of Practice (CoP) supports state education agencies (SEAs) and other agencies (birth to third grade) to assist with early childhood efforts. The CoP includes an interactive, online site to facilitate the sharing of research and practice insights and a monthly newsletter to deepen awareness of regional and national early childhood education developments and opportunities for collaboration among states.