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Family and Community Engagement

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Family and Community Engagement

2500 North Lincoln Boulevard, Suite 414
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Phone: 405-522-6225
Fax: 405-522-2269

Welcome to Family and Community Engagement!

The Oklahoma State Department of Education is committed to strengthening and increasing family and community engagement to support student learning. The Office of Family and Community Engagement provides guidance, resources and support for families, schools, and communities as they work together to build meaningful partnerships that promote student success. We know these partnerships ultimately lead to significant gains in student achievement.



National Family & Community Engagement Conference:

Engaging Families: A Sure Bet!

July 10 - 12, 2019

The Peppermill in Reno, NV

Understanding that each attendee has a different level of expertise as it relates to family and community engagement, workshop sessions are identified by content level and topical areas. Click here to learn more.

Content Levels

Entry-Level: For those new to the field of family and community engagement (FCE) and who are seeking a stronger understanding of what FCE involves or the common strategies and programs that exist.

Mid-Level: For those with some family and community engagement experience and who support the execution of FCE strategies on a day-to-day basis.

Advanced: For those who are family engagement veterans, including state and district leaders responsible for creating and/or implementing family and community engagement strategies on a larger scale.

Topical Areas

  •  Early Learning and Literacy
  • Relationship Building and Trust
  • Research, Evaluation, and Data Collection
  • Integrated, Systemic Approaches
  • Promote Inclusion, Ensure Equity, and Create Opportunity
  • Parent Leadership, Advocacy, and Community Organizing

Click here to register!


Our Core Beliefs

Henderson, Mapp, Johnson, and Davies identify four core beliefs that serve as the foundation for working with families to build authentic partnerships. Our goal is to provide resources and supports for families, for schools and for communities that embrace and demonstrate these foundational beliefs.

  • Core Belief 1
    All parents have dreams for their children and want the best for them.
  • Core Belief 2
    All parents have the capacity to support their children’s learning.
  • Core Belief 3
    Parents and school staff should be equal partners.
  • Core Belief 4
    The responsibility for building partnerships between school and home rests primarily with school staff, especially school leaders.


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Last updated on February 12, 2019