NCASE Resource Library
This website was designed by Maryland State Department of Education to support early childhood providers in promoting family engagement.
This issue brief describes the importance and impact of involving families in youth development programs. It presents examples of how programs that are part of the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development have used three strategies to engage families: communication, participation, and partnerships.
The School-Age Consumer Education toolkit shares consumer education information, including state examples and resources, on the physical, social, and emotional health and development of school-age children and engagement efforts with their parents and families.
This article outlines the dual importance of building the capacity of educators and of families who have successful family engagement. There are links to other valuable resources.
This brochure provides information for families on how to select a school-age program for their children. It includes a description of what a high-quality program looks like, a list of resources for how to find high-quality programs, and a guide for visiting a program. There is a list of what questions to ask and what to look for during a site visit.
This article defines parent engagement and why it benefits children, families, and afterschool programs. It provides 15 examples of promising practices. Sample outreach materials and parent surveys are included. This resource supports resilience.