Online Course: Partnering with Families to Support Early Literacy

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About the Course

The Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center at The Ohio State University is proud to offer Ohio educators with access to 4 online modules about Partnering with Families to Support Early Literacy.

  • This self-paced course will take you approximately 6 hours to complete.
  • This course will count for 6 Ohio Approved credits, or CEUs. Early childhood educators who wish to receive Ohio Approved Credits through OCCRRA must register in the OCCRRA system using the ST#: 10100680.
  • You will have a span of three months (Nov 1, 2020 – Feb 28, 2021) during which to take the course and complete the associated activities.
  • The course is designed for teachers PreK through Grade 3, but education leaders and other literacy support staff/coaches can also benefit from taking this course.
  • In 2020-2021, this course is available to any teachers from Ohio’s S.S.I.P. Cohort 1 & 2 school buildings (those implementing Partnerships for Literacy). If you do not see your district’s name in the registration survey, please email for information about accessing the course.
  • Reminder: 2 State Support Team staff members from each region and 12 teachers/staff members from each school building will be permitted to take the course during the 2020-2021 school year.

Learning Objectives

In this online course, you will:

  • Apply new communication skills to use inviting language with families;
  • Utilize growth mindset/habits of mind skills to increase family engagement and draw upon family’s assets and interests;
  • Incorporate evidence-based strategies to improve early language and literacy opportunities at home and at school, and;
  • Examine language and literacy resources for everyday family activities to support early literacy and promote family engagement.

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*Once you register, you will receive an email within a few days to gain access to the course.

Contact the Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center to answer any questions: & 614-688-1112

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

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