Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center

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We created this website for every child, every family, and every school because everyone deserves an opportunity to benefit from the best resources available.

All kids deserve the opportunity to succeed, and that happens when families, schools, and communities work together.

Who We Are

The Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center at The Ohio State University is a leader in the field of family, school, and community engagement. We are located at the Center on Education and Training for Employment within the College of Education and Human Ecology.

Our goal is to bring research to action by providing schools and families with the tools they need to work together so all children have success in learning and life.

Dad teaching his daughter how to ride a bicycle
Three sisters sitting in a grassy field and smiling

What We Do

Our mission is to inspire and equip schools, community organizations, and families to work together by providing useful information and training on high-impact family engagement practices. Our work:

  • Provides training & tools to families to help them understand ways to support their child’s learning, emotional health, & plans for the future.
  • Supports approaches to family engagement that are lasting and integrated into family life and the school system.
  • Contributes new research to the field of family engagement.
  • Builds professional training and tools for school leaders, teachers, and community partners to build their capacity to work with all families.

Recent Posts

Middle School Transition Research Brief by OSU

Middle School Family Engagement Resources (Available in English, Spanish, Nepali, Somali, Chinese, & Arabic)

Family engagement in education doesn't stop after elementary school. It's just as important, but it looks and sounds different. This ...
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Report: Partnering with Families for Early Language and Literacy - Research-based Strategies for Early Childhood Teachers

Report: Partnering with Families for Early Language and Literacy – Research-based Strategies for Early Childhood Teachers

This report written by Ohio's Statewide Family Engagement Center is for teachers, pre-K through 3rd grade, looking to improve their ...
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front page of guide for educators

A Guide for Educators: Helping Families Engage in Their Children’s Learning

This free guide for principals and other school personnel can be used for professional development or as a guide to ...
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Fact Sheet for non English proficient families

Fact Sheet: Info for Families with Limited English Language Proficiency and for School Staff who Communicate with Them (In 11 Languages)

This fact sheet answers common questions about the rights of parents and guardians who do not speak, listen, read, or ...
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video called "bringing attendance home: parent video" from Attendance Works website

Video: Hear from other families about the importance of attendance at school

"In this new resource from Attendance Works, a variety of parents speak about the importance of school attendance and making ...
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U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard website homepage

Planning for your child’s future: Find out about colleges – their programs, costs, admissions, results, and more.

The College Scorecard is a website created by the United States government so that families can compare the cost and ...
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