Family engagement is a strategy for building strong schools and achieving student outcomes.
Relationship building and ongoing communication enable teachers and families to develop a partnership that helps children succeed. Listen to one mother share how regular communication with her teacher changed how she supports and guides her child.
Meaningful Family Engagement is based on the premise that parents, educators, and community members share responsibility for youth development.
This guide brings together research, best practices, and program requirements and can be a resource for district/school leaders and families to use in planning, implementing, and evaluating family engagement practices that directly improve student outcomes.
Title VII-B of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act
The Illinois Families and School Success (IL-FSS) Web site is your gateway to evidence-based resources about ways families can be involved in the education and learning of their children in Title 1 programs, pre-K through high school.
Recognizing Trauma and Its Impact on Young Children: Implications for Early Childhood Teacher Educators
Supporting Preschool Expansion Grant Communities in Collaboration and Partnership – Community Systems Development Toolkit
The Community Systems Development Toolkit supports the hands-on implementation of collaborative systems work at the local level, providing resource tools that cover the full spectrum of community systems and coordination work.
This document was created as a supplement to assist the Parent Educators and Family Support Workers in their family engagement efforts.