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Family Engagement

FACTS ABOUT FAMILY INVOLVEMENT

“The lives and experiences of young children are intertwined with those of their families.  Families are children’s first and most important teachers, advocates, and nurturers. Strong family engagement in early childhood systems and programs is central—not supplemental—to promoting children’s healthy intellectual, physical, and social-emotional development; preparing children for school; and supporting academic achievement in elementary school and beyond.

Research indicates that families’ involvement in children’s learning and development impacts lifelong health, developmental, and academic outcomes. Family engagement in early childhood systems and programs supports families as they teach, nurture, and advocate for their children, and in turn, family engagement supports and improves the early childhood systems that care for and teach children. When families and the programs where children learn work together and support each other in their respective roles, children have more positive attitudes toward school, stay in school longer, have better attendance, and experience more school success.”

Taken from the Policy Statement on Family Engagement from the Early Years to the Early Grades, Executive Summary (May 5, 2016) U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services U.S. Dept. of Education.

LEARN MORE ABOUT FAMILY ENGAGEMENT

 

Principles of Effective Family Engagement

 

Policy Statement on Family Engagement

 

Handbook on Family and Community Engagement 

 

Family Involvement in Early Childhood Programs: How to Choose the Right Program for Your Child  

 

Building Framework for Family-School Partnerships    

 

Family Engagement: A Shared Responsibility             

 

Ways to Engage in Your Child’s School to Support Student Health and Learning

 

A Guide to Effective Parent, Family, and Community Involvement in North Carolina Schools

 

Facts About Family Involvement

 

Why Parent Involvement Is Important: What Experts Say

 

Parent Involvement In Schools: Indicators of Child and Youth Well-Being

 

Understanding Family Engagement Outcomes: Research to Practice Series

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