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21st Century Community Learning Centers


Chapter 1: Overview of Family Engagement 

After completing this chapter, you'll be able to:

  • Define family engagement
  • Explain the history of family engagement
  • Describe the known benefits and importance of family engagement
  • Explain how family engagement aligns with 21st CCLC goals

Chapter 2: Planning for an Impactful Experience

After completing this chapter, you'll be able to:

  • Identify the important steps for planning, designing and implementing family engagement activities. 
  • Describe how to design family engagement activities that meet family needs.
  • Identify strategies for effectively recruiting and retaining families. 

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Family Engagement