Resources: Parent Engagement, Education, and Choice

  • The resources included in the toolkit are primarily targeted towards family engagement and an authentic family-school partnership throughout the early elementary school years.  Family Engagement Toolkit
  • The research-based Parent, Family, and Community Engagement (PFCE) Framework for Early Childhood Systems is a guide to understanding the collaborative relationship between parents and early childhood systems, programs, providers, family caregivers, and community service providers to promote positive, enduring change for children, families, and communities. Parent, Family, and Community Engagement Framework for Early Childhood Systems
  • Explore this video to learn more about how the National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement can help state-level professionals, training and technical assistance providers, and direct-child serving practitioners to develop a shared vision, common language, and strategies for partnering with families. Meet the Dots
  • This guide offers research-based information that agencies and organizations can use to create or enhance a family-friendly consumer education website. Consumer Education Websites: A Guide to Creating a Family-Friendly Experience
  • This resource introduces a vision for engaging families as consumers of early childhood and school-age care and education services and explains how this vision relates to consumer education and family engagement. Consumer Engagement: Orientation for Early Childhood and School-Age Care & Education Professionals
  • This survey from ZERO TO THREE is intended for parents, grandparents, foster parents, or other adults raising infants or toddlers up to 3 years old. Policy leaders can use the results of the survey to better understand how families access various supports and services and to identify areas where improvements are needed. Survey for Families with Children Under 3 Years Old. The tool can also be found in Spanish here.
  • This research-to-practice brief highlights findings from Child Trends’ study of first-time parents of young children (under age 3) and their knowledge about parenting and child development and provides recommendations for policy, practice and programs. Child Trends' Research-to-Practice Brief