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 buttons below:
Use this toolkit to get ideas on improving family engagement.
Families observe, guide, promote and participate in the everyday learning of their children.
Families as Advocates and Leaders!
There are many benefits to families becoming advocates and leaders.
Family Engagement Resources
There are many ways to increase family engagement!
Families as Learners
Building Strong Bonds
Strong bonds between families and teachers lead to a child’s success.
Create Family Friendly Environments
Family-friendly environments provide atmospheres conducive to family engagement.
Use these samples to encourage positive parent-child relationships.
Helping Families During
Early childhood educators can aide families during the process of transition.
Effective Communication Skills
When providers and families communicate effectively, children learn more.