The goal of family engagement in education is to build genuine relationships over time between students, families, educators, and the community. Positive relationships and shared responsibility supports family well-being,
and children's healthy development from the earliest ages into young adulthood.
Effective family engagement is culturally responsive, collaborative, equitable, and respectful of diverse languages, norms, and values. Effective family engagement also tries to eliminate barriers to participation and takes place in schools, in the community, and wherever students live and learn.
Early Childhood Partners CFCE and our Community Partners use the Strengthening Partnerships Frameworks as a roadmap to family engagement, by building on existing family engagement frameworks, integrating principles of equity and cultural responsiveness, and providing an aligned approach to engaging with families.
Our collective goal is to create effective family engagement programs and practices to further build the capacity of both families and practitioners around meaningful partnerships that contribute to child/youth success.
To learn more about the Strengthening Partnerships Frameworks, please click here:
Early Childhood Partners programs are funded by the Massachusetts Coordinated Family & Community Engagement (CFCE) grant awarded to Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) serving Hamilton, Wenham, Manchester, and Essex. All educational and non-academic programs, activities and employment opportunities at Hamilton-Wenham RSD are offered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, homelessness, age and/or, disability, and any other class or characteristic
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