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

Moving from Communication to Engagement: Unlocking the Potential of Underserved, Diverse Families
Jul 17
Blog

Digital Media Family Engagement

Moving from Communication to Engagement: Unlocking the Potential of Underserved, Diverse Families

Learn how TalkingPoints, an educational technology nonprofit, is using AI as a strategic innovation for family engagement

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Using Media to Engage Families in Science
Jul 16
Blog

Digital Media Family Engagement Research

Using Media to Engage Families in Science

EDC explores how media are an effective way to motivate families with young children to do science together. 

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Family Agency and Voice: Designing the Next Generation of Family Engagement
Jun 24
Research Publication

Family Engagement Global Capacity Building

Family Agency and Voice: Designing the Next Generation of Family Engagement

Global Family Research Project, Omidyar Network, Ubongo, the International Rescue Committee (IRC), and the Early Learning Lab (ELL) engaged in a conversation with a broad audience about how co-design creates shifts in family engagement.

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Family Engagement Game for Change
Jun 11
Blog

Family Engagement Capacity Building

Family Engagement Game for Change

Learn more about our family engagement game for change and pilot the game in your own library.

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