When is family engagement important?


Engaged families have a tremendous impact on children’s readiness, learning, and well-being. We’ll explore the current research, resources, and strategies for getting families engaged.

Multiple formats to fit your schedule

multiple formats to fit your schedule

Site Based

We’ll send one of our experts to your school to lead a hands-on workshop.

Live Webinars

Join us for a live presentation that includes an opportunity to ask questions.

On Demand Webinars

Watch one of our recorded workshops online whenever it’s convenient for you. Learn More.

A small sampling of our site-based workshops

Here are just some of the professional development workshops we have available. Contact us to explore all the options or discuss a customized option for your school.

Better Together: Family Engagement Principles and Strategies

Explore foundational research-based principles for establishing or enhancing a comprehensive family engagement program. Through social learning and collaboration, you’ll assess the current state of your programs, consider characteristics of high-quality programs, and create strategic a 90-day action plan.

Menu for Successful Parent & Family Engagement

Learn how to offer a menu of choices that will invite families to partner with you in their child’s learning success.

Book-Making Strategies to Support Family & Early Literacy

Explore how to produce books using common and affordable resources found in the home or classroom.

Learning Continues at Home

Discover how to support learning at home by purposefully planting ideas, nudging learning with simple prompts, and creating or sharing projects.

Family Engagement: Creating Powerful Partnerships that Can Change the World

Learn how to build relationships that support parents in their role as first teacher and learning partners, and discuss concrete strategies designed to successfully engage families in improving learner outcomes.

Supporting Family & Learner Success: A Trauma-Informed Approach

Explore the effects of trauma on learning and the strengths of a trauma-informed approach.

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From The Schoolyard Blog:

  • Getting Families Engaged in Early Childhood School Preparation

    Children learn a lot in early childhood education programs, but most of their time is spent at home with their families and caregivers. Early learners who can capitalize on education opportunities at home will enter the classroom environment with a better foundation for developing new skills […]

  • Reading Games to Improve Literacy

    National Family Literacy Day is celebrated on November 1st, making it a great time to incorporate more reading and reading-focused games into your home and community. Once you start reading more and enjoying word games, it doesn’t have to stop after National Family Literacy Day ends. […]

  • The Importance of Family Engagement in Education

    You probably already know that family engagement in education is a crucial part of any child’s successful school experience. What you may not know is what a parent or caregiver can do to help maintain that critical connection between home and school. Study after study and years of research […]

  • 7 Ways Families and Teachers Can Prevent Summer Learning Loss

    From the end of one school year to the beginning of the next, all students will inevitably experience summer learning loss to some degree. While the loss of reading skills is an issue for many children, according to Harvard Education, losing math skills is an even bigger problem for students […]