The broad range of services libraries provide to children, parents, other caregivers, and educators can foster family engagement in education. They create strong family bonds, prepare children for formal education, and support adults working with children from the very earliest years through young adulthood. But more needs to be done at the policy level to maximize the assets and capacity of more than 100,000 libraries nationwide. How can we work with agencies to review federal program guidelines and regulations to identify, coordinate, and increase opportunities to foster family engagement? How can we map existing state and local assets to maximize efficiencies and effectiveness? How can we integrate library research and resources on family engagement to provide a stronger foundation for action at local, state and national levels? Join library colleagues and policymakers for this interactive discussion of policy issues and family engagement.
Meeting Type: Forum/Update/Assembly
Cost: Included with full conference registration.