Family Engagement

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!

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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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A healthy meal is a start toward a bright future!

Resource Type
Recorded Webinars
Resource Category
Family Engagement

This webinar took place on April 18, 2018.

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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The Importance of Father Involvement

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Article/Books
Resource Category
Family Engagement

Infographic - The Importance of Father Involvement.

Handout from Let's Learn Together to Support Purposeful Father Engagement.

The role fathers play in the lives of their children is essential. Programs thrive when they engage fathers. This interactive session will bring participants together with a real father's group. Jill Bradley will guide this session, engaging fathers in dialogue about their role in a local father's group. Why did they join, what helps their participation?

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