Overcoming Barriers: Closing the Engagement Gap

Language, income, and tech are a few hurdles preventing strong family-school partnerships. We’ll share proven methods with evidence-backed strategies employed by hundreds of schools that bridge the divide to move families from connected to engaged to empowered.

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Parenting While Incarcerated

Windham’s Family Literacy program provides opportunities for incarcerated parents to become partners in their children’s education. This session will elaborate on the components of the program and how they aim to equip parents with the skills to support their children in their educational endeavors.

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Family Engagement to Support Early Learning

This session will focus on how family engagement facilitates learning key early literacy skills. Participants will learn research-backed methods for building family engagement and will see evidence of increased engagement leading to higher usage of a virtual learning tool and higher literacy scores.

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Engaging Families to Promote Early Childhood Mental Health

Rooted in Relationships is an initiative that partners with communities to enhance social-emotional development of children, birth through age 8. Come and learn about innovative strategies that have been utilized to engage families in their community to support early childhood mental health (ECMH).

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Connecting Family History with Personal Storytelling

Two elements that have been part of building America are that of family & history. This session connects both aspects by creating stimulating conversations for educational settings. The presentation will use personal storytelling to bring families together while fostering the sense of community.

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CFEC Community Family Resource Centers

Presenters will share information on the Carolina Family Engagement Center’s Community Family Resource Centers: Information Station for Family Literacy and Engagement. Established in 2018, CFEC is South Carolina’s Statewide Family Engagement Center (SFEC).

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