(Published December, 2004; Updated 8/9/2023) |Useful to anyone interested in supporting families as primary partners in their child’s development: community leaders, providers, administrators.

This tool kit aims to help communities partner with parents to enhance child development and school readiness. Its two-part approach involves: 1) developing parents as their child’s first teacher; and 2) engaging parents as decision makers and leaders. Both sections are jam packed with resources, references and tips and drive home a simple refrain: We must act today to help prepare our youngest students for success in the classroom tomorrow.  

Find the tool kit at: https://www.aecf.org/m/resourcedoc/AECF-FamiliesasPartners-2004.pdf