Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center


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.

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.

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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

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Ohio Fatherhood Commission – Fact Sheets and Brochures about Being an Engaged Father

The Ohio Commission on Fatherhood has many digital and printable brochures and fact-sheets for fathers, on topics like: 100 Free ...
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Off to SchoolKit

Off to SchoolKit

Preparing your young adult to go out into the world is equal parts challenging and emotional - and it's different ...
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Family Engagement within Trauma-Informed Schools: Toolkits for Elementary School Staff

This toolkit was designed for a facilitator to present to Elementary School staff (leaders, teachers, other staff) seeking to offer ...
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Home-School Communication Strategies

Communication between school and home is hugely important to a child’s success in school. When school leaders, teachers, and other ...
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Ohio Local Stakeholder Engagement Toolkit

Ohio Local Stakeholder Engagement Toolkit

The success and well-being of Ohio’s children is a responsibility shared by everyone, not just those working in schools. This ...
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Ohio School Story: Cincinnati’s Roll Hill School Partners with Local Non-Profit to Host Jam Sessions for Families, Students, and Staff

We love this story from Cincinnati, because it is an example of family engagement that is sustained throughout the school ...
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Ohio Parents and Caregivers -- Click Here to Apply to be on our Advisory Council in 2020 -- Applications Due November 1, 2019

We are now recruiting Ohio parents and caregivers of Ohio children from birth to grade 12 to be members of our advisory council beginning in January 2020!

Click here to apply now or download and share the application with families in your community.

Applications are due by November 1, 2019, and can be emailed as an attachment to OhioSFEC@osu.edu.

To read more about the work of the council, visit our state advisory council web page.