For Schools – Early Childhood – Recommended Reading

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Beyond the Bake Sale Book Cover

Book: Beyond the Bake Sale

"Our goal has been to make this book easy to read and easy to use. The chapters are short and ...
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Cover of Book "Exchange to Engage" by Rachel Kimbrow

Recommended Reading: The Guide to Engaging Diverse Communities Through Language Exchange

In this book, Rachel Kimbrow provides access to tools and examples of how to arrange a "language exchange" for families ...
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Ohio’s Grand Understandings Project

The Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center’s GrandUnderstandings project is designed to provide resources to assist grandfamilies and the educators who ...
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Screenshot of the Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center's Statement on Using the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Funds for Family Engagement

How can I use the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Funds for Family Engagement?

We provide five recommendations on how to integrate family engagement into your plans ...
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Article: The Development and Sustainability of School-Based Parent Networks in Low-Income Latinx Communities

Source Article When families have strong social networks, children are more likely to succeed in school. The following are selected ...
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A Practice Brief for All School Personnel: Revisiting Family Involvement introduction

Revisiting Family Involvement: A Practice Brief for All School Personnel

Access this practice brief from the American Psychological Association. It offers insights for school personnel as they work with families ...
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Before...Meetings in school. After...Meeting families where they are. Let's change the way we think about family engagement.

Toolkit: How to “Reframe” family engagement in your communications

After three years of research, 72 focused interviews, and more than 6,000 participants, the research conducted by FrameWorks Institute provides ...
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How do families of young children teach early math concepts at home? A Research review from Purdue University

In this review of research from Purdue University, they share what they found by looking at large scale, long-term studies ...
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