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Resources: Family and Community Engagement in the Transition to Kindergarten

Family Involvement News: Summer 2015

This issue of the Family Involvement News is one you won’t want to miss! Stay informed about family engagement hot topics, including ESEA, home visits, and digital learning.

Federal Collaborations: Bringing Authentic STEM Experiences to High-Need Communities Through the Nation’s Largest Out-of-School Program

Learn how the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program is collaborating with various federal agencies to bring STEM into out-of-school time learning.

Explore More: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Resources

Check out this resource guide to discover innovative ideas for providing engaging STEM learning opportunities for children in libraries, museums, afterschool programs, and at home.

Q & A With S. Craig Watkins: Family Engagement in Connected Learning

Learn about the family’s role in connected learning and how students can link what they learn in schools, afterschool programs, and their communities using digital technology.

Leave Them Wanting More!: Engaging Youth in Afterschool

Learn how engagement in afterschool can lead to positive outcomes for youth as they explore new interests, develop identities, and collaborate with peers and adults.

“This Is Their House, Too”: An Afterschool Space Designed for and by Teenagers

This case study of the Everett Boys & Girls Club provides ideas on how to keep middle and high school youth engaged in afterschool programming.

Resources for Promoting Child Development

Explore resources from the Office of Head Start’s National Centers to find practical tools that you can use to implement comprehensive, two-generation approaches to child development.

Four Important Things Research Tells Us About the Transition to School

Four important things research tells us about the transition to school—it’s about equity, student outcomes, the role of families, and relationships.

Engaging Families in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Project-Based Learning

Iridescent, an organization funded by the National Science Foundation, ensures that children and families have the opportunity to learn science, technology, engineering, and math anywhere, anytime.

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Published by Harvard Family Research Project