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Stepping Up Family Engagement from Birth Through High School

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Parent-teacher conference

Presented by Rebecca Honig, Chief Content and Curriculum Officer, ParentPowered; Francoise Lartigue, Senior Content and Curriculum Specialist, ParentPowered; and Mallary Swartz, Ph.D., Senior Director of Learning and Impact, ParentPowered

Sponsored by ParentPowered, creator of Ready4K

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Much research focuses on the positive impact family engagement has on child development, academic achievement, behavior, and social skills in young children. But family engagement is just as important, and just as beneficial, for students in middle and high school. In fact, family engagement can play an important role in helping children navigate the many changes and challenges of adolescence.

Tune in to this edWebinar to learn why prioritizing family engagement throughout the birth–Grade 12 journey is critical to improving student outcomes, school climate, and even staff satisfaction. During this edWebinar we:

  • Explore the evidence and impact behind family engagement at every age and stage of development
  • Discuss effective practices to partner with families from birth through 12th grade
  • Share at-home activities that are proven to increase student outcomes at every grade level

Kick off the school year with an information-packed edWebinar that provides your whole team with strategies to build strong, collaborative partnerships with all families. This recorded edWebinar is of interest to birth through grade 12 teachers, school and district leaders, and those involved with parent and community involvement, family engagement, and school improvement.

Rebecca Honig

About the Presenters

Rebecca Honig is the Chief Content and Curriculum Officer at ParentPowered. She has authored numerous curricula, parent guides, and children’s storybooks for Sesame Workshop, Scholastic, Disney, Compass Learning, PBS, WGBH, HITN, Nickelodeon, Mo Willems, and The Norman Rockwell Museum. She has also served as a Curriculum and Content Specialist for Sesame Street and spent ten years teaching in public, private, and after-school programs. Rebecca has a master’s degree in early childhood education from Bank Street College.

Francoise Lartigue

Francoise Lartigue is the Senior Content and Curriculum Specialist at ParentPowered. She began her career teaching kindergarten in the South Bronx through Teach For America and has ten years of experience working in both the public and private sectors. Most recently, she worked with the Flying Cloud Institute to design and implement STEM- and STEAM-based units for elementary classrooms. Francoise has a master’s degree in early childhood education from Bank Street College.

Mallary Swartz

Mallary Swartz, Ph.D. is the Senior Director of Learning and Impact at ParentPowered and an applied researcher in family engagement and early childhood. She has spent 20 years cultivating relationships, managing partnerships, and leading research, evaluation, and innovation projects at family-focused organizations such as Start Early, Fred Rogers Productions, and Brazelton Touchpoints Center. Mallary also served as Co-Principal Investigator for the National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement. She has a Ph.D. in Child Development from Tufts University, an M.S. from the University of Pittsburgh, and a B.A. from Duke University.

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Research shows that families play a powerful role in fostering children’s development. ParentPowered is on a mission to help K–12 districts provide accessible, evidence-based family engagement curriculum, without adding more to teachers’ plates. Our Ready4K program — for PreK through grade 8 — supports, inspires, and activates parents and caregivers with simple, strengths-based insights they can turn into everyday teachable moments. Learn more and request a demo at

Free resources & best practices to connect & communicate with diverse families


Wednesday, September 20, 2023
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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