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FINE: Family Involvement Network of Educators

The Family Involvement Network of Educators (FINE) is a national network of almost 14,000 educators, practitioners, policymakers, and researchers dedicated to promoting strong partnerships among schools, families, and communities.

HFRP Interact: Join the Conversation and Explore Promising Practices

HFRP Interact connects a community of people with a passion for promoting children’s learning —through family engagement, early childhood  education, afterschool programs, digital media, and home-school partnerships. A dynamic platform that includes web chats, web conferences, and discussion boards, HFRP Interact allows participants to share insights, strategies, and  practices about family, school, and community connections within a vibrant learning community.

Professional Development

With an eye toward continuous improvement and career enrichment, HFRP provides research-based teacher preparation and professional development resources and training tools for teachers, teacher educators, administrators, and policymakers.

Human-Centered Design

Learn how a human-centered design approach opens new possibilities for educators to engage families in meaningful ways.


In a hurry? Get a quick glimpse of innovative community-wide programs and practices, inventive tools, and creative partnerships that promote anywhere, anytime learning!

Office of Head Start National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement (NCPFCE)

NCPFCE is one of six centers that make up Head Start’s Training and Technical Assistance system and is a partnership between the Brazelton Touchpoints Center at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Family Research Project. Through this partnership, we develop research-informed resources (e.g., a webinar series and a research-to-practice resource) for the Head Start community.

Family Engagement in the Transition to School

Considering the transition to school to be a collaborative process that involves families, preschool and kindergarten teachers, afterschool staff, and other community providers, we produce materials that help our audience frame the transition as a shared endeavor.

Parent Universities

The Parent University Network, a subgroup of the Family Involvement Network of Educators (FINE), is composed of Parent Universities nationwide that help families develop knowledge and skills that enable them be proactive in their children’s learning and growth.

Building Capacity for Family Engagement in the Early Education Field

Through a grant from the Heising-Simons Foundation we will use the Family Involvement Network of Educators (FINE) to create a robust, interactive platform for sharing research and promising practices about engaging families in young children's learning and development.

Family Engagement for High School Success

The United Way Worldwide’s Family Engagement for High School Success initiative, which supports the families of disadvantaged high school youth by increasing involvement in their children’s education, produced a number of valuable resources, including a toolkit and a webinar series.

National Family, School, and Community Engagement Working Group

This leadership collaborative informs the development and implementation of federal policy related to family, school, and community engagement in education.

National Coordination Center for the Parental Information and Resource Centers (PIRC)

Advocating a systemic approach to family engagement, this project has resulted in numerous resources developed through work supported by PIRC, including Ready for success: Creating collaborative and thoughtful transitions into kindergarten and Beyond random acts: Family, school, and community engagement as an integral part of education reform.

Achieving Excellence and Innovation in Family, School, and Community Engagement Webinar Series

These webinars aim to provide opportunities for stakeholders representing national, regional, and local organizations to learn about family, school, and community engagement research and innovations, as well as best practices from the field.

Family Involvement Storybook Project

The Family Involvement Storybook Project uses children's storybooks with family educational involvement themes to boost young children's achievement. Access the resources created as part of this project by visiting the Storybook Corner.

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