Connecticut defines family engagement as full, equal, and equitable partnerships between families, schools, and community partners. This means parents are seen as welcome partners and their voices are heard. Connecticut has established this definition and framework to encourage collaboration. This makes it easier for all parties to understand what is expected of them and thus elevate students’ success.

Now, more than ever, learn why family engagement matters, and why Connecticut is focusing on it, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.


What you can find in the Pamphlet:


Introduction
The Definition: A Clear Consensus
Guiding Principles
Building Capacity to Do the Work: Stakeholders’ Roles and Actions
Implementing the Framework: An Invitation to Partners
Chart 1: What Does High-Impact Family Engagement Look Like in Early Childhood Programs?
Chart 2: What Does High Impact Family Engagement Look Like in Elementary Schools?
Chart 3: What Does High-Impact Family Engagement Look Like in After School Programs?
Chart 4: What Does High Impact Family Engagement Look Like in Middle and High Schools?
Chart 5: What Does High-Impact Family Engagement Look Like in Reducing Chronic Absence?
Appendix A: Sources of Input from Families and Other Stakeholders
Appendix B: Selected Research References
Printable version
Implementing High-Impact Practice: Memos to Superintendents
Handout: Family Engagement Definition and Guiding Principles

“Full, equal, and equitable partnerships with Families.” Connecticut State Department of Education, www.https://portal.ct.gov/SDE/Publications/Full-Equal-and-Equitable-Partnerships-with-Families. Accessed 9 September 2021