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As our understanding of when, how, and where children learn evolves, so too must our notions of family engagement. Educators from a variety of learning settings—schools, early childhood programs, afterschool programs, and libraries—need new skills and tools to reach out to families, elevate their voices, and engage them meaningfully across their children’s development. 
To support educators in these endeavors we bring you two new resources.

A New Approach to Building Family Engagement Pathways: The 5Rs Framework
On December 6, 2016, from 1–2pm EST, Harvard Family Research Project and the Public Library Association will host a webinar to explore five important processes that build successful family engagement pathways: reach out, raise up, reinforce, relate, and reimagine. Guest speakers Michelle Jeske, City Librarian, Denver Public Library, and Lesley Graham, Associate Director, Health and Family Engagement, Save the Children, will discuss how they use these engagement processes in their learning settings. To register for the free event, visit:


Growing Stronger Families and Stronger Communities
For the past 20 years, the National Center for Families Learning has held a national search for outstanding family educators who excel in engaging families and children together in a variety of learning settings—from schools and early childhood programs, to libraries and hospitals. In this blog, read what the educators awarded this honor have learned about engaging families over the span of their careers. 

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