Overview

Learning begins in families and continues throughout a child’s growth toward adulthood.

Family engagement is a shared responsibility of family members to contribute to a child’s learning and development, and of schools and communities to ensure families have the tools they need to support their children’s success in and out of school.

Global Family Research Project

● Provides leadership and a vision for how schools and other community organizations can improve family engagement efforts.

● Conducts research on the innovative and successful ways that policymakers, funders, and practitioners work toward more equitable learning and close opportunity gaps by reaching underserved families.

● Connects family engagement professionals with the knowledge and resources that help them strengthen partnerships with families to benefit children.

Featured Resources

Access The Archive
Apr 22
Blog

Family Engagement

Access The Archive

We are pleased to announce that all of the materials produced by the Harvard Family Research Project (1983-2016) are now available in the archive section of our Global Family Research Project site. 

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Everything Is Awesome! Reflections from a Whirlwind Journey to the LEGO Idea Conference 2019
Apr 22
Blog

Family Engagement Schools

Everything Is Awesome! Reflections from a Whirlwind Journey to the LEGO Idea Conference 2019

GFRP’s Margaret Caspe shares her reflections on the 2019 LEGO Idea Conference in Billund, Denmark.

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Helping Children Succeed Through Family Engagement
Apr 18
Blog

Family Engagement

Helping Children Succeed Through Family Engagement

Join us for a free EdWeek webinar on April 25th at 2pm EST and join the conversation about promising family engagement innovations for family engagement innovations.  

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How Coaching Boosts Family Engagement
Apr 11
Policy Brief

Family Engagement Early Childhood Education Capacity Building

How Coaching Boosts Family Engagement

This brief highlights lessons from an Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership technical assistance project.

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