Chapter: Connecticut

2022-2023 Dates
  • October 7, 2022- In-person
  • November 4, 2022- In-person
  • December 9, 2022- In-person
  • January 13, 2023- Virtual
  • February 10, 2023- Virtual
  • March 24, 2023- Virtual
  • April 28, 2023- In-person
  • May 19, 2023- In-person

All sessions 9:30-11:00 am. In-person sessions open at 9:00 for coffee.


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Sponsored by a collaboration of CSDE, CT Family-School Partnership at CREC, SERC, and our Advisory Group





January 13, 2023

What Should Family-Facing Professionals Know and Be Able to Do? Introducing the New Family Engagement Core Competencies

The National Association for Family, School, and Community Engagement (NAFSCE) recently launched the Family Engagement Core Competencies for Family-Facing Professionals. These new guidelines are the result of three years of research into what family-facing professionals know, do, and stand for, to engage families equitably and meaningfully.

The Core Competencies are grouped into four main domains representing what family-facing professionals do: Reflect, Connect, Collaborate, and Lead. The purpose is to create a unifying set of professional abilities for educators and staff who partner with families.

Join us for an interactive discussion with the author of the Core Competencies to examine what these skills look like in practice and discuss how they apply in your setting.

Conversation Catalysts: 
Margaret Caspe, Senior Research Consultant, and Anne T. Henderson, Co-Founder and Senior Consultant, NAFSCE

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