Collaborating with Families

The Four A’s

Family engagement can be challenging. Creating a trusting family-school partnership takes time and intention.

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Tools for increasing family engagement

Check & Connect draws on the Four A’s, or the school conditions necessary to establish strong partnerships:

  • Approach
  • Attitudes
  • Atmosphere
  • Actions

The module will walk you through reflection and planning to further enhance your engagement with families you serve.

With each of the Four A’s, this module offers reflection questions. These are meant to help you think through your collaboration with one of the families you work with.

You can use this Family Engagement take-away document to process your reflections (.docx).