Families, schools, and local community groups can work together to support children’s learning.

Click on a grade level below to find resources on how families can help children learn in and outside of school.

Preschool and Kindergarten

Articles

Videos / webinars

Elementary School

Articles

Videos / webinars

Podcasts

Websites

  • Coalition for Community Schools
    A community school is public school-the hub of its neighborhood, uniting families, educators and community partners to provide all students with top-quality academics, enrichment, health and social services, and opportunities to succeed in school and in life.
    (2017)
  • Communities in Schools- Aurora, IL
    CIS brings services and agencies into the schools. Through the combined efforts of both public and private partnerships, CIS leverages existing resources and repositions service providers into the schools, to serve alongside teachers, parents, and volunteers as a coordinated “family” team to help kids stay in school and prepare for life.
    (2016)
  • Libraries for the 21st Century: It’s a Family Thing
    Libraries are excellent places for families to obtain resources and for children to engage with learning. This website offers ideas to support creating libraries that foster family engagement with educational resources.
    (2017)
Middle School

Articles

Podcasts

Websites

  • Coalition for Community Schools
    A community school is public school-the hub of its neighborhood, uniting families, educators and community partners to provide all students with top-quality academics, enrichment, health and social services, and opportunities to succeed in school and in life.
    (2017)
  • Communities in Schools- Aurora, IL
    CIS brings services and agencies into the schools. Through the combined efforts of both public and private partnerships, CIS leverages existing resources and repositions service providers into the schools, to serve alongside teachers, parents, and volunteers as a coordinated “family” team to help kids stay in school and prepare for life.
    (2016)
  • Libraries for the 21st Century: It’s a Family Thing
    Libraries are excellent places for families to obtain resources and for children to engage with learning. This website offers ideas to support creating libraries that foster family engagement with educational resources.
    (2017)
High School

Articles

Videos / webinars

Podcasts

Websites

  • Coalition for Community Schools
    A community school is public school-the hub of its neighborhood, uniting families, educators and community partners to provide all students with top-quality academics, enrichment, health and social services, and opportunities to succeed in school and in life.
    (2017)
  • Communities in Schools- Aurora, IL
    CIS brings services and agencies into the schools. Through the combined efforts of both public and private partnerships, CIS leverages existing resources and repositions service providers into the schools, to serve alongside teachers, parents, and volunteers as a coordinated “family” team to help kids stay in school and prepare for life.
    (2016)
  • Libraries for the 21st Century: It’s a Family Thing
    Libraries are excellent places for families to obtain resources and for children to engage with learning. This website offers ideas to support creating libraries that foster family engagement with educational resources.
    (2017)

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