District leaders in Val Verde Unified School District (VVUSD) in California learned that authentic family engagement requires more than a one-and-done approach. Above all, it is about serving families and being a consistent and resourceful presence.
Project Cal-Well, an initiative of the California Department of Education, has produced a helpful guide for families and caregivers. The resource aims to support the mental health and overall well-being of school-aged children.
This inspiring webinar walks participants through one preschool’s 3-year journey to strengthen relationships and collaboration with families. The experiences shared can help inform family engagement practices from preschool to elementary levels.
School-based family engagement centers on the activities and communications that schools share with families. Try these six strategies to improve family attendance at school events and to make event planning and family outreach more intentional and effective.
Participants in WestEd’s Academic Parent-Teacher Teams (APTT) explore up-to-date research on family engagement and apply evidence-based practices in the classroom with families. Educators gain the confidence and skills to cultivate genuine relationships with families and engage them as true partners in their children’s academic and personal success.
Listen to this audiocast to learn how Pajaro Valley Unified School District (CA) prioritizes community voice and incorporates the needs of families and caregivers to promote multigenerational wellness through its Family Engagement and Wellness Center.
This audiocast explores how one school involved parents in the school design process to create a supportive and culturally relevant student environment. This approach resulted in the development of whole-child strategies that promote a caring and inclusive school climate.