Family Engagement Resources

Please view the following resources to support family-school partnership with your transitional kindergarten families.

Activities, Checklists, and Tips

10 Tips for Dads to Get Involved in Their Child’s Education – PAPÁS

Culturally Relevant Teaching Practices – Ideas from the Field – Saint Paul Public Schools

Free Parenting Resources for Educators, Parents, Caregivers or Teachers – Parenting Resources

How to Teach Children to Read – a 15 part video series for parents on activities and tips for creating with their children and supporting literacy development.

Parent Involvement Check List – Project Appleseed

Parent–Teacher Conference Tip Sheets for Principals, Teachers, and Parents – Harvard Family Research Project

Preparing Our Children for Kindergarten – Parent Institute for Quality Education  (PIQE)

Principles of Family Engagement – Santa Clara County Office of Education Early Learning Services

Six Types of Involvement: Keys to Successful Partnerships – National Network of School Partnerships

Tips for Getting Fathers Involved – The University of New Castle

Tips for Parents – The Learning Community

What Kindergarten Teachers Expect of our Children – Parent Institute for Quality Education,  (PIQE)

Welcoming Environment Components for School Readiness – Families In Schools

Websites with Family/Educator Resources

Colorin Colorado – A bilingual site for families and educators of English Learners

Family Engagement – Resources and information on family engagement from the Flamboyan Floundation

Family Involvement – Resources and publications by the Harvard Family Research Project

PAPÁS Supporting Family Involvement – Rearch and resouces that are part of a study funded by the California Office of Child Abuse Prevention on best ways to help fathers participate in their families and communities


Parent Engagement: Strategies for Involving Parents in School Health – National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (Solutions for six common challenges to sustaining parent engagement begins on page 20.)

Family Engagement Framework: A Tool for California School Districts – California Department of Education (Rubrics begin on page 11, Family involvement activities begin on page 24.)