For Schools – Early Childhood – Recommended Reading

Thank you for visiting our Recommended Readings Page. Click on a text described below to learn more about how it might inform your work! Have questions? Contact us at OhioSFEC@osu.edu.

How do families of young children teach early math concepts at home? A Research review from Purdue University

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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The Process Through Which Family Engagement Leads to Positive Student Outcomes

The Process Through Which Family Engagement Leads to Positive Student Outcomes

Dr. Kathleen Hoover-Dempsey and Dr. Howard Sandler from Vanderbilt University developed a visual to explain their theory about the process ...
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Front Cover of Flamboyan Foundation Beginning of Year Relationship Building Strategy Guide for Educators

Four Ways to Build Relationships with Families At the Beginning of the School Year

In order to support families in their "5 essential roles to accelerate learning," the Flamboyan Foundation has developed a 23 ...
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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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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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Family Engagement as a Critical Practice for Anti-bias Education: Training for Schools from Tolerance.org

Family Engagement as a Critical Practice for Anti-bias Education: Training for Schools from Tolerance.org

This self-guided learning website for educators from tolerance.org includes 4 sections on family and community engagement. "Teaching Tolerance provides free ...
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Supporting Learning at Home: Resources for English Language Learners and Immigrants from Colorín Colorado

"Envision the strengths of families and work from that knowledge as you respond to this crisis." - English Language Learning ...
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7 Equity Considerations for Schools and Districts during Distance Learning

7 Equity Considerations for Schools and Districts during Distance Learning

This information brief from the Southern Education Foundation contains 7 equity considerations for schools as they work with families to ...
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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.