Family Engagement by pengxiuhui


									 Two Generations of Success

Family Engagement in Full
Service Community Schools

  Coalition for Community Schools
              April, 2010
Overview of FSCS in Providence

• A two-generation strategy focused on
  academic success
• All services based in schools
• Implemented in 3 elementary schools, 3
  more are online in September
• Core Components:
  –   Family Literacy classes
  –   Wraparound Case Management
  –   Before and After-school programs and summer
  –   Family Engagement Initiatives
  –   Health and Wellness services
  –   Early childhood programming
Why Family

• Parental involvement impacts
  academic achievement
• Literacy level of mom is an indicator of
  academic success of child
• Stability in home, reduced mobility a
  factor in school success
• Early local results indicate family
  engagement an indicator of low
Our Expectations

• Higher levels of sustained participation
  by families in school and out
• Family literacy will increase
• Parent’s skills in communication;
  interaction with child’s school will
• Absenteeism will decrease
• Improved health and well-being
• School climate will improve
The Framework –
UEP Evaluation Study
• Participation
  – Outcomes for individual
• Engagement
  – Outcomes for school
• Advocacy
  – Outcomes for all students, extending to
Tools for Planning

• Based on Project Objectives and 3
  areas of competency, each school
  must formulate a Family Engagement
  Plan (see attached).
Child Education Theme: _Print Concepts_(identified by 1st grade teachers) Month of: _January________School: _Robert Bailey_____
Family Education Theme: _Reading Routines__________________________

     Child                 Academic                Family               Behavioral            Health and             Family
   Education              Enrichment              Literacy               Supports              Wellness            Engagement
Print Concepts          Using KidsLit          Parent Time –          At Family Success     During Parent         Literacy Night –
Connection              curriculum, after      1/15 “Introducing      Team meetings,        Times, Family         2/14, Mother
between letters on      school counselors      Print Concepts”,       parents will be       Engagement            Goose Storyteller
a page and sounds.      use center based       F.L. Instructor        asked whether         Event, KidsLit        will use Big Books
Connections             instruction to         helps parents          they have a           Centers, Library      to model effective
between                 observe reading        understand             regular reading       Enrichment and        strategies for Print
pictures/illustration   habits of children     explicit instruction   routine in the        First Grade reading   awareness. Parents
s with development      and guide them to      for young children     home and              circles books on      will be introduced
of story                use strategies for     in how to create       whether they          Nutrition and         to incentive
Understanding           connecting to print.   connections            would like support    Wellness will be      program by Public
mechanics of a                                 between physical       during Case           featured as part of   Library Staff and
book for example;       Public Library staff   aspects of printed     Management to         the lessons on        encouraged to help
how to turn pages,      conduct surveys of     word and               establish one.        Print Concepts and    their children
what is the cover,      reading routines in    development of         Literacy coach will   Reading Routines.     create their perfect
how to hold a           enrichment class.      comprehension          be available to       A Reading List will   reading routine.
book.                   Create incentive                              consult during a      be available for
Using fingers or        program for            Parent Time –          home visit on the     parents in their
other markers to                                                      issue.                Parent Newsletter
                        establishing a         1/22 “Establishing
guide reading or        reading routine and    a Reading                                    with grade-level
listening.              create visuals of      Routine”, 1st          As part of the        books with
Understanding                                                                               Nutrition and
                        their perfect          grade teacher          initial
what a title, author    reading routine.       conducts a lesson      azssessment for       Wellness themes.
and conclusion to a                            in how to              new Case
story are.
                                               establish an           Management
Connecting story                               engaging reading       referrals, reading
to real life                                   routine with           routine questions
                                               multiple               will be asked
                                               suggestions for        along with the
                                               times, materials       NCFAS to
                                               and strategies.        determine family
                                               Parents generate       well being scores.
                                               a plan for
                                               establishing a
Other Strategies

• Family Engagement Teams
• Family Engagement Specialists
• Working with District Parent
  Engagement Office
• POP Plan
• Hiring parents as staff
• Family Literacy as a strategy not just a
Program Offerings –
School Based
  • Participation (monthly)
    –   Farmer’s markets
    –   Academic events
    –   Health fairs
    –   Family programs (Play and Learn, Fam Lit, Case
        Management, etc.)
  • Engagement
    – PTO academies
    – Volunteering in classrooms
    – University leadership classes for parents at school
  • Advocacy
    – Family Friendly Walk-through
    – SIT involvement, drafting of school plans
    – Providence Educational Excellence Coalition
Program Offerings –
Home Based
 • Home visits
   –   Parents as Teachers
   –   Community Health Workers
   –   Family Service Care Coordination
   –   Even Start visits
 • Interactive Literacy activities
   – Literacy bags
   – Reading routines
   – Family assignments
Results from First Year
• In a school of 350 students, 353 adult family
  members have attended family engagement events
• 707 adult family members have attended school-
  based Family Engagement Events
• 89% of parents who participate in our parenting
  education classes significantly improve in their
  capacity to support their child’s academic performance
  as measured by the Parenting Education Profile

                  Adult family member participation in school-based events, 2009-10


                                                          One school-based event
                                                          Two events
                                                          Three events
                                                  412     Four+ events
Results from First Year
• Children whose parents participated in
  Family Literacy classes had a 96%
  attendance rate. Their chronic absenteeism
  rate was less than 2% (school average

                 16%                                                           Percent of
      15%                                                                      children missing
                                                                               18 days or more
      10%                                                                      of school in 2008-
                                                                               09 school yr

             General school    Children in all FSCS     Children in Family
            population n=350    programs n=170        Literacy programs n=56
Results from First Year
• 69% of students in wraparound service
  coordination saw a significant increase in their
  scores on the North Carolina Family Assets
  Survey (NCFAS). The chart below depicts the
  growth of families from areas of deficit to
  areas of strength.

                     Family Assessment Scale

      1                                                      0.9



             Baseline score, average   Score after 3 months of service, average
UEP Evaluation Study

• What went right in Year One
  – Effective recruitment and support of
    parent participation
  – High levels of satisfaction and interest in
• What needs to change
  – Parents not fully aware of programs and
  – Name and mission of initiative not well
  – Communication needs to take multiple
    forms and lots of reinforcement

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