Resources for Families

Family Resources

Zoom for Families

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Language Access Needs

This virtual conversation about Language Access Needs in Boston Public Schools was hosted by Boston City Councilor Annissa ... read more

Figuring It Out: School Reopening Webinar

A discussion on school reopenings presented by representatives from the legal, medical and educational communities. Presenters: ... read more

Google Classroom

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Help for IXL Learning

Are your children using IXL for remote learning? Do you need some help navigating IXL? Here are some useful resources: IXL Parent ... read more

Some Special Education Concepts

These videos give you a brief description of key special education concepts. For more information and help navigating the special ... read more

What is special education?

This short animated video describes what special education is and is intended to do in Massachusetts. You can find more information at ... read more

Engaging Engagement? Andrea’s view

Let’s start by wondering who the families are that we serve and why families, schools and educators might want to partner? Seems ... read more

Diwali: Bringing Light into the Darkness

This year, Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, falls on November 14. Whether you are a practicing Hindu, a parent looking to ... read more

Family Engagement is Making Headlines

A number of education journals and news websites have focused on the subject of family engagement since hybrid and fully-remote ... read more

¿Debería preocuparme?

HandholdMA.org es un nuevo sitio web diseñado para ayudar a las familias a navegar por el sistema de salud mental de Massachusetts. El ... read more

Actividades de educación financiera

Desarrolle las habilidades de sus niños con el dinero, mientras los tiene en casa sin escuela “A causa del coronavirus, muchas ... read more

December Family Literacy Calendar

Our family literacy calendars are designed to reinforce reading fundamentals and the love of reading. This month’s calendar celebrates ... read more

An Indigenous Reading List for Thanksgiving

At Thanksgiving time, all over the country, children in the early grades will learn the story of the Mayflower. Unfortunately, the most read more

Fall Science

Autumn means falling leaves, hot apple cider – and lots of opportunities for preschool science! Young children are natural scientists, ... read more

Navigating DESE’s District Report Card Website

  This video, from MASFEC, the Federation for Children with Special Needs and the Department of Elementary and Secondary ... read more

Understanding District and School Report Cards

What can you learn about your child's district or school from the District Report Cards? read more

Monster Math! Halloween Activities for Preschoolers

Looking for a way to get into the Halloween spirit without leaving the house? Try doing some Monster Math! These activities for ... read more

November Family Literacy Calendar

Our family literacy calendars are designed to reinforce reading fundamentals and the love of reading. This month’s calendar ... read more

Connecting Families / Conectando familias

MASFEC partners with a number of community organizations to organize and host support and discussion groups for families. We directly ... read more

An Election Reading List

This November’s election is poised to be one of the most turbulent in recent memory. Even if you haven’t explicitly told your youngest ... read more

October Family Literacy Calendar

Happy National Book Month! We hope you enjoy this month’s ideas for having fun while building a love of reading, stories, sounds, read more

What is Family Engagement? Sherri’s view

If you ask a roomful of people to define family engagement, you often get a roomful of answers! I’ve found many people have their own ... read more

Welcome to MASFEC!

Welcome to the Massachusetts Statewide Family Engagement Center (MASFEC)!  MASFEC strengthens the capacity of educators, families, and ... read more

September Family Literacy Calendar

The MA Statewide Family Engagement Center has launched a new series of family literacy calendars, designed to spark conversation and ... read more

Myth vs. Fact: Bilingual Language Development

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On the Disadvantages of Parents Ceasing to Speak the Birth Language with Bilingual Language Impaired Children

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The Family Engagement Playbook

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Parenting

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National Standards for Family-School Partnerships – National PTA

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IDEA Parents and Families Page

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Helping Your Child With Homework (In English & Spanish)

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Helping Your Child Succeed in School (In English & Spanish)

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Family Engagement Resources

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Reading With Your Child

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How Parents Can Encourage Teens to Read

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Understanding Childhood Trauma

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Finding The Right Book For Your Child

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More Books: Where to Find, Keep, and Read Them

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Reading Fun: Owl Buddy Bookmark

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Techniques to Enhance Read-Aloud Experience

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Tips for Helping Children Learn To Read

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Back-to-School: Tips for Parents of Children with Special Needs

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Homework Tips for Parents

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Beyond Random Acts: Family, School, and Community Engagement as an Integral Part of Education Reform

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Taking It To the Next Level: Strengthening and Sustaining Family Engagement through Integrated, Systemic Practice

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Beyond caring: Mapping the gaps between expert, public, practitioner, and policymaker understandings of family, school, and community engagement

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From Caring to Conditions: Strategies for effectively communicating about family, school, and community engagement (A FrameWorks Framing Brief )

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Parental Effort, School Resources, and Student Achievement

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A New Wave of Evidence: The Impact of School, Family, and Community Connections on Student Achievement

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PTA National Standards for Family School Partnerships: Implementation Guide | PTA

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Leading by Convening: A Blueprint for Authentic Engagement

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Dual Capacity-Building Framework | SEDL

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Guidelines for Choosing Read-Aloud Books

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More Tips for Choosing Read-Aloud Books

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Family Fun Home Activities

More Books: Where to Find, Keep, and Read Them.   Check It Out   Dear Juno by Soyung Puk (Grade K–1) Juno may be too young to read more

Parent Tips for Raising Strong Readers and Writers

How Parents Can Support the Common Core Reading Standards: The Common Core State Standards are national standards that say what K-12 ... read more

Tips For Parents With Kindergarteners

Play with letters, words, and sounds! Having fun with language helps your child learn to crack the code of reading. The tips below ... read more

Share the Message:Read! Communication Resource Guide

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SHARING BOOKS AND ACTIVITIES DURING THE FIRST FOUR YEARS

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Top 10 Things You Should Know About Reading

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Dual Language Learners – resources

On the Disadvantages of Parents Ceasing to Speak the Birth Language with Bilingual Language Impaired Children – ... read more

Barriers to Parent-School Involvement for Early Elementary Students

The purpose of this report The purpose of this report is to describe basic descriptive statistics on barriers to parent-school ... read more

Reading Rocket | Tips for Parents of 3rd Graders

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Reading Rocket | Tips for Parents of 2nd Graders

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Reading Rockets | Tips For Parents of 1st Graders

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Reading Aloud with Children of All Ages

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Beyond Random Acts

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How Parents Can Support the Common Core Reading Standards

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Conversation Tips and Activities

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Reading Rocket | Tips For Parents of Kindergartners

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Reading Rocket | Tips For Parents With Preschoolers

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Reading Rocket | Tips For Parents With Toddlers

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Consejos para padres de bebés

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