Seeds of Partnership is a project funded by the California Department of Education (CDE), Special Education Division (SED) and is under the auspices of the Sacramento County Office of Education. We assist the CDE, SED in providing technical assistance as part of the Statewide System of Support within initiatives and activities of the State Performance Plan (SPP) related to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Indicators. This project supports educators, administrators, department of education staff, parent center directors/staff, technical assistance partners, families, and young adults with disabilities.

We provide and share professional learning, support tools, and parent and professional resources, as well as collaborate with regional, state, and national partners in the areas of family engagement, compliance and improvement monitoring, alternative dispute resolution, early learning, youth leadership/self advocacy. We also provide statewide support and coordinated technical assistance to the Family Empowerment Centers and Disability Council.

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California School Dashboard

California School Dashboard

This website provides parents and educators with meaningful information on school and district progress so they can participate in decisions to improve student learning.
Family Empowerment Centers

Family Empowerment Centers

32 centers serving 58 counties. Find the FEC in your area!
Emotional Well-Being Guide


A collection of enrichment resources for students, families, and school districts.
Family Engagement that Leads to Increased Student Achievement

Webinar: Family Engagement Leads to Student Achievement

Learn what family engagement is and why it is critical.
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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
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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.
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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)
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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
Seeds of Partnership
10474 Mather Boulevard | P.O. Box 269003 | Sacramento, CA 95826
Phone: 916-228-2388 | Email:
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