Family Engagement

The Early Learning Coalition of Duval recognizes that parents are their child's best teacher and their best advocate. We also know that in order to fulfill our mission and vision, early childhood programs are vital in fostering supportive relationships with families and vital to helping our community build and support stronger families. 

This is why it is so important we work together, and thanks to a generous grant from the Rice Family Foundation, the ELC of Duval is working side by side with some Jacksonville directors, teachers and parents to develop and plan family engagement strategies and some tools/templates that child care providers can use.

Learn more about the work group, the research and references, as well as the tools and templates by clicking on the button below:

Introduction

Family Engagement
Toolkit

Introduction

Use this toolkit to get ideas on improving family engagement.

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Educators

Life-Long
Educators

Educators

Families observe, guide, promote and participate in the everyday learning of their children.

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Advocacy

Families as Advocates and Leaders!

Advocacy

There are many benefits to families becoming advocates and leaders.

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Family Well-Being

Family Engagement Resources

Family Well-Being

There are many ways to increase family engagement!

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Families as Learners

Building Strong Bonds

Learners

Strong bonds between families and teachers lead to a child’s success.

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Family Friendly

Create Family Friendly Environments

Family Friendly

Family-friendly environments provide atmospheres conducive to family engagement.

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Relationships

Family-Child
Relationships

Relationships

Use these samples to encourage positive parent-child relationships.

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Transitions

Helping Families During
Transitions

Transitions

Early childhood educators can aide families during the process of transition.

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Communication

Effective Communication Skills

Communication

When providers and families communicate effectively, children learn more.

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