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Parent & Family Supports
While many parents and families are engaged in their children's education like never before, the ESC is providing resources and supports to ensure they have access to the necessary tools for success. If you are a school district or school looking for family and community supports, please
contact our Family & Community Partnerships liaison
Learning Extension Centers
| Columbus City Schools is partnering with several community organizations on Learning Extension Centers - safe, adult-supervised, welcoming spaces where students are supported while learning virtually during the day.
College & Career Readiness
Business Advisory Council Parent & Community Awareness Workgroup
| Education for today’s high school students looks different and work experiences are important to be ready for careers and college. Families and students can explore options to understand: 1) There are multiple pathways that students can take to employment in high-demand jobs. 2) Real-world experiences in high school are vital for exploring further career and education opportunities. 3) Students can have a variety of experiences that will prepare them for the next steps after high school.
Central Ohio Broadband Access Pilot Program
| The Central Ohio Broadband Access Pilot Program is providing low-income, K-12 students and their families with low-cost internet access.
Parent & Family Digital Learning Guide, U.S. Department of Education Office of Educational Technology
| This guide aims to help all parents and caregivers, including those who have limited experience with digital tools, those who are expert with these tools, and anywhere in between.
Accessibility Features & Accommodations, Improving Instruction
| Students who are learning English may need extra support during instruction and assessments to help them succeed. Teachers may use supports called accessibility features and accommodations to help students understand classroom instruction and tests.
Building Successful Communication Between Parent or Guardian and Teacher, Improving Instruction
| Two-way communication between parents or guardians and teachers helps to build trust. Trust between school and parents or guardians is important in supporting the learning of culturally and linguistically diverse students, including English learners.
English Learner Family Toolkit, U.S. Department of Education Office of English Language Acquisition
| This tool kit provides information on questions families may have about public schools in the United States. The following topics are covered in the tool kit: 1. Enrolling Your Child in School; 2. Attending School in the United States; 3. Obtaining Services for English Learners; 4. Finding Additional Services for Your Child; 5. Keeping Your Child Safe and Healthy in School; 6. Helping Your Child With Schoolwork at Home.
Parent Roadmaps to Understanding the Third Grade Reading Guarantee, Ohio Department of Education
| At the beginning of each school year, schools will check every child in Kindergarten – Grade 3 to see if they are reading as well as they should be for their grade. If your child’s reading is not on track for the grade, he or she will receive extra reading help in school.
Social & Emotional
Jennifer Miller's Top 10 Books for Parents, Collaborative for Academic, Social & Emotional Learning (CASEL)
| In this easy-to-read guide, Jane Nelsen coaches parents and teachers to be firm and kind so that any child from toddler to teenager can learn creative cooperation and self-discipline with no loss of dignity.
SEL Resources to Use at Home, Aperture Education
| A downloadable social and emotional learning activity to get started building SEL skills with your child.
The Power of Listening: A Guide for Parents, Crisis Prevention Institute
| Countless educators and human service
professionals have benefited from CPI’s highly effective approach to empathic listening. This guide explains how parents can use these same skills and techniques when dealing with their children.
Ohio Parent Mentors Project
| Parent Mentors support families through the special education process. A Parent Mentor works to educate parents in the necessary supports so that the family will feel empowered as a member of the student's educational team.
Other Resource Providers
CAP4Kids Children's Advocacy Project | Resources for Central Ohio
Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities | For Parents
Ohio Department of Education | Resource Guide for Families and Caregivers
Ohio Department of Education | Parents
Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center at The Ohio State University
State Support Team 11 | Family Resources
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