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Parent and Family Engagement

​​​Parent engagement is a critical factor of effective schooling, and parent involvement is an integral piece of the new Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP). The San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) Parent and Family Engagement staff works in collaboration with districts, schools, parents, teachers, students, administrators, and community members to enhance parent participation in children's lives. A child's education is a responsibility shared by school, family, and community stakeholders during their time in school.

Parent Resource GuidesParent Resource Guides

Parent involvement is most successful when it is viewed, practiced, and promoted as a partnership between home and school. At the San Diego County Office of Education, we are all committed to working in partnership with students, parents, school districts, and the community, to achieve academic success for all students in San Diego County. We want to see all students achieve the dream of college. 

Parent Resource Guide: English (PDF)

Parent Resource Guide: Spanish (PDF)

2020-21 Professional Learning Events

Parent and Family Liaison Network

Network with job-alike colleagues to build professional expertise, share resources and learn about current education issues.  The network is for district/site parent liaison, administrator and/or teacher leaders responsible for parent engagement.

Parent/Family Liaison Network from 9 to 11 a.m.

Building Capacity for Parents:  Resources, PowerPoints, and Services

If your interested in any of the trainings below, please contact Cristina Parodi Araya.

How to Get to College

School districts need to provide professional learning for parents. The How to Get to College professional learning opportunity for English learner coordinators, English language development (ELD) teachers, parent liaisons, and parent leaders will provide the knowledge and resources for you to hold a workshop for your school's parents on how to motivate, support, and encourage their child to get to college. 

Six Types of Parent Involvement

School districts need to provide professional learning for parents. The Six Types of Parent Involvement professional learning experience is designed for English learner coordinators, ELD teachers, parent liaisons, and parent leaders. Attendees will be able to facilitate professional learning sessions for their own school parents based on Joyce Epstein's Six Types of Involvement framework, as well as how to assist, involve, and include parents as stakeholders in the school's decision-making process.

Reading and Homework Lead to Academic Success

School districts need to provide professional learning for parents. The Reading and Homework Lead to Academic Success professional learning opportunity is designed for English learner coordinators, ELD teachers, parent liaisons, and parent leaders. Attendees will be able to facilitate professional learning sessions for parents on different strategies to motivate, help and support their children with completing homework and improving reading skills. This presentation combines two professional learning experiences in one.

Additional Resources for Language Learners

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