What is family engagement?

Families, education programs, and community partners working together to help children and youth learn, grow and prepare for their future

Do you work at a school? Join the National Alliance for Family Engagement to learn more about what family engagement is and how to talk about it with others. Want to jump in somewhere now to learn about family engagement? Start with this guide for school leaders on high quality family engagement! Visit our many pages of resources for educators in early childhood, elementary, or middle/high schools. Or, view one of our training videos.

Are you a parent or caregiver? Visit our resources for families of children from birth through high school graduation!

When we work well together, ALL children are launched to their full potential. What does it mean to work well together? Partnership includes communicating back and forth regularly between home and school. It also means actively figuring out the roles we can each play in supporting students’ learning, health/wellbeing, and future-planning. Finally, it involves finding strategic partners in our communities who can support us in our goals to launch our students’ success within and outside of the school environment!