Family Engagement

ISBE Family Engagement Framework

Resource Type
Recorded Webinars
Resource Category
Family Engagement

2-Hour webinar that took place on October 17, 2018.

During this webinar participants will review ISBE’s Family Engagement Framework, explore family engagement standards for effective practice, and discuss the 4 principles for family engagement:

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Establishing and Using a Successful Parent Advisory Council

Resource Type
Recorded Webinars
Resource Category
Family Engagement

1.5-Hour webinar that took place on August 29, 2018.

Parent Advisory Councils create meaningful opportunities for programs to build connection together with families. Dialogue is essential to successful family and community engagement. Learn about the power of two-way communications, collaborative decision making, and meeting facilitation.

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Innovations in Overcoming Enrollment and Attendance Barriers

Resource Type
Article/Books
Resource Category
Family Engagement

Families are eager to attend early learning programs. And yet…they register and may not enroll. They enroll and may not attend. How can we make connections with families that support strong continuous learning? Learn creative strategies tried and tested by the North Lawndale Innovation Zone to support families and schools meet enrollment and attendance goals.

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Innovations in Overcoming Enrollment and Attendance Barriers

Resource Type
Recorded Webinars
Resource Category
Family Engagement

1.5-Hour webinar that took place on April 9, 2018.

Families are eager to attend early learning programs. And yet…they register and may not enroll. They enroll and may not attend. How can we make connections with families that support strong continuous learning? Learn creative strategies tried and tested by the North Lawndale Innovation Zone to support families and schools meet enrollment and attendance goals.

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A healthy meal is a start toward a bright future!

Resource Type
Article/Books
Resource Category
Family Engagement

Programs are required to offer a nutritious breakfast and lunch in addition to snack. Participants will discuss nutritional education, explore sample menus and share ideas to be successful. What is a nutritious snack? What are the USDA guidelines? What are your policies? How might you provide regular, age-appropriate, nutrition education for children and their families?

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Sustaining Your Success is Like Eating an Elephant: One Bite at a Time

Resource Type
Recorded Webinars
Resource Category
Family Engagement

This webinar took place on May 7, 2018


Taking care of yourself is the first step to managing your success. Learn concrete strategies to alleviate fatigue by breaking down overwhelming tasks into small, tiny steps. We are in this together! Leverage your peers and find supports you need.

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