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April 5, 2013

Picnics, basketball games, and breaking ground in a garden are all examples of fun spring activities with greater potential for family involvement. Before you implement your family engagement plans, though, take stock of who your families are and make sure that your efforts match their interests and needs.

The Supporting and Involving Families tool, listed under Family Involvement in the Tools section of the portal, offers some general ways to engage, support, and involve families in your program. To mold an effective strategy, take some of the general suggestions and tailor them to your program and families in the “Personalization” column. Think of all the springtime possibilities for three or four of the promising practices listed, then plan how to put your ideas into action.  


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