Seeds of Partnership provides assistance on behalf of the California Department of Education, Special Education Division to support the direction, initiatives and activities that are a part of the State Performance Plan (SPP) related to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Indicators. We aim to create or provide avenues and tools to increase improvement of partnerships and provide professional learning resources that will assist LEAs seeking to improve their family engagement practices and educational outcomes. Seeds of Partnership assists Special Education Division Consultants, LEAs, SELPAs, administrators, staff and families involved in educational programs that serve children with disabilities. We invite you to explore the pages of this site to learn more about family engagement and related professional development resources. We encourage you to share how you have used the tools as an individual or as a team using our share your ideas comment form.
This project is funded by the California Department of Education (CDE), Special Education Division (SED) and is under the auspices of the Sacramento County Office of Education.
Family Empowerment Centers
29 centers serving 52 counties. Find the FEC in your area!
A collection of enrichment resources for students, families, and school districts.
Webinar: Family Engagement Leads to Student Achievement
Learn what family engagement is and why it is critical.
Three Principles to Improve Outcomes for Children and Families
Science to Policy and Practice – Reduce Sources of Stress, Strengthen Core Life Skills, Support Responsive Relationships
Family Engagement Toolkit: Continuous Improvement through an Equity Lens(2.4MB PDF)
The Toolkit translates research into practice, with a special focus on issues of equity.
Joint Policy Statement
Departments of Education (ED) and Health and Human Services (HHS) Release Policy Statement on Inclusion of Children with Disabilities in Early Childhood Programs (554k PDF)
Check out this Parent Checklist!
What Parents and Caregivers
Can Ask and Do to Help Children
Thrive at School (1.5MB PDF)
U.S Department of Education Resource