For Schools – Early Childhood – Communication

Thank you for visiting our Communication Resources Hub. Click a topic below to find ideas and resources for communicating well with families to support student success! You can also click the search button at the top and type in a topic you are interested in. Have questions? Contact us at OhioSFEC@osu.edu.

Quick Family Guides: Grade Level Expectations for K-5 (Available in English & Spanish)

Quick Family Guides: Grade Level Expectations for K-5 (Available in English & Spanish)

These family guides from Seek Common Ground can help you as a parent/caregiver understand more about what your child should ...
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Videos and Resources: Tackling Coronavirus (COVID-19) Together - Resources for Families (Available in English, Spanish, Mam, and Tagalog)

Videos and Resources: Tackling Coronavirus (COVID-19) Together – Resources for Families (Available in English, Spanish, Mam, and Tagalog)

Abriendo Puertas has put together a video series and information sheets for families in English, Spanish, Mam, and Tagalog, along ...
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Hawaii 2020 Family Engagement Guide for Educators

“Virtual Family Engagement” Toolkit for Educators

This support guide developed by the Hawaii Statewide Family Engagement Center is designed to provide a foundation on how to ...
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Video Tutorials for Education Apps and Services for Families (Available in Multiple Languages)

Video Tutorials for Education Apps and Services for Families (Available in Multiple Languages)

One way to equip families and students with the tools they need to succeed in a virtual or blended learning ...
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Dr. Cherng

Article: How Discrimination Shapes Parent-Teacher Communication

Dr. Hua-Yu Sebastian Cherng This article from The Atlantic discusses Dr. Cherng's research on teachers' communication practices with families. "Relying ...
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Sample End of Year Letter to Inform Families of their Child's Progress

Sample End of Year Letter to Inform Families of their Child’s Progress

Highland Elementary School in Sylvania, OH sent parents and caregivers personalized letters with specific feedback about their child's progress, areas ...
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Understanding Families: Resources for Home Visits

Understanding Families: Resources for Home Visits

One very powerful way to listen and learn about families as educators is to conduct home visits. Many educators in ...
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Sample schedule for child with complex learning needs

Supporting Learning at Home: Sample Remote Learning Schedule for a Student with Complex Learning Needs

Imagine for a moment that you are a teacher. Your Zoom link for class this afternoon isn't working, so you ...
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Ohio Parents and Caregivers -- Click Here to Apply to be on our Advisory Council in 2021 -- Applications Due November 26, 2020

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 2021!

Click here to download the English version of the application and share with families in your community.

Click here to download the Spanish version of the application and share with families in your community.

Applications are due by November 26, 2020, 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.