Improving Systems, Practices, and Outcomes

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Family Engagement

Topic Editor: Sherry Franklin

"Family engagement refers to the systematic inclusion of families in activities and programs that promote children's development, learning, and wellness, including in the planning, development, and evaluation of such activities, programs, and systems."

The ECTA Center works with states to increase family engagement in the development, review, and/or improvement of policies, procedures, and practices affecting IDEA Part C and Part B, Section 619 services and supports for young children with developmental delays and disabilities and their families. In addition to federal and national center resources, ECTA has collected a video series on supporting family leaders.

Photograph: A child looks back at the camera while a child care professional looks on. (Photograph by Alex Lazara)

See also: eNotes on Family Engagement