Transformative Family Engagement

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Resources to Empower Leaders

The Center for Family Engagement is committed to building knowledge and awareness of transformative family engagement among families and PTA members by providing relevant and easy to use resources that helps empower PTA leaders and parents to make every child’s potential a reality.

Find and access the wide variety of resources developed by National PTA’s Center for Family Engagement.

Find links to one-pagers, fact sheets, webinars and more around transformative family engagement; strengthening family-school partnerships; diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI); and education advocacy.

National Standards for Family-School Partnerships

PTA's National Standards for Family-School Partnerships highlight the key tenets of effective family engagement practices that support student success and well-being.

Standard 1: Welcome All Families
Standard 2: Communicate Effectively
Standard 3: Support Student Success
Standard 4: Speak Up for Every Child
Standard 5: Share Power
Standard 6: Collaborate with Community

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Family Engagement Makes an Impact

The Center for Family Engagement has partnered with the Global Family Research Project to bring you the latest research on how parents can support their child’s and school’s success. Discover five ways families, teachers, schools and communities can work together to support children’s learning and school success.

Family Walking

PTAs Leading the Way for Transformative Family Engagement

Explore how real PTAs are putting the Four I's of Transformative Family Engagement into action in their schools and communities.

Who’s Who in Your School

Help families know who to go to in their school community with this fun activity. It will help build strong relationships throughout the school year! Also available in Spanish.

Putting the "T" in PTA 

Building relationships with teachers is essential in developing strong family-school partnerships. Discover tips for engaging educators at your school!