Module: 3.2.3 Designing Meaningful Family Engagement
This module was developed as part of the California Department of Education/Child Development Division School-Age Training Project, was revised in 2017 to incorporate specific language, examples and tips for summer and year-round learning programs and revised in 2019 to incorporate language to support mental health and wellness.
During this training, participants will explore what it means to center belonging at the heart of their family engagement and strategies to implement in their program to create a sense of belonging for families.
In this training participants will:
- Understand an approach to family engagement that centers belonging and promotes inclusion.
- Explore skills and practices that support OST staff in understanding what belonging and inclusion look like for their specific community.
- Explore ways to modify, enhance, or create a family engagement strategy that creates a sense of belonging and promotes inclusion.
Participants will explore various commonalities between one another.
Participants will explore what it means to create a sense of belonging and the skills, practices and strategies needed to create a sense of belonging.
Strategies and Practices
Participants will explore different ways their programs engage with families and how they can infuse belonging into these strategies.
Training Length: 2 hours