Family Engagement

Introduction to Family Engagement

Estimated time to complete: 2 hours

Upon completion, you will receive a Basic Level certificate of completion.

Explore the history, benefits and importance of family engagement in 21st CCLC programs. Learn about nine steps you can take to ensure a successful family engagement program.

Implementation Strategies

Estimated time to complete: 5-7 hours

Upon completion, you will receive an Advanced Level certificate of completion.

Go step-by-step through planning and implementing a family engagement plan that aligns with your program's goals and families' needs. Get tips, tools and examples to help you overcome common challenges.

  • Assess program families’ needs.
  • Design and facilitate intentional activities that align with families’ needs.
  • Conduct family outreach and recruitment.
  • Recruit high-quality staff and partners for family engagement.

Coaching My Staff

Estimated time to complete: 1 hour

Upon completion, you will receive a Leadership Level certificate of completion. 

Integrate professional development on how to engage families into your staff learning events. Use tips and tools to create a program culture that helps you get to know the families of the students you serve.

  • Identify reasons to implement a professional learning plan.
  • Create a family engagement professional learning plan for your staff.
  • Apply tips for providing high-quality professional learning.
  • Start implementing family engagement activities in your program.


Find ready-to-use, customizable tools that can help you in your efforts to engage families.


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