First Grade - Building Family Partnerships

Our Core Beliefs About Family Partnership

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  • All families have dreams for their children and want the best for them.
  • All families have the capacity to support their children’s learning.
  • Families and school staff should be equal partners.
  • The responsibility for building partnerships between school and home rests primarily with the school staff, especially school leaders.

Resources for Building Family Partnerships

How does your school build family partnerships? Get to know the systems and structures your site already has in place. Use the checklists below as more concrete guidance for your practice.

Reflection Questions

  1. What does collaboration and effective partnership with families look like in your role and at your site?
  2. How are you continuously building towards authentic relationships?
  3. How are you practicing cultural humility in your partnership with families?

This page was last updated on October 20, 2023