Seeds of Partnership is a project that supports educators, administrators, department of education staff, parent center directors/staff, technical assistance partners, families, and young adults with disabilities across California. We provide training, learning and support tools, as well as parent and professional resources in the areas of family engagement, alternative dispute resolution, early learning, youth leadership/self advocacy and compliance and improvement monitoring. We also provide statewide support and coordinated technical assistance to the Family Empowerment Centers and Disability Council, as well as collaborate with regional, state, and national partners.

Seeds of Partnership is under the direction of and funded by the California Department of Education (CDE) Special Education Division (SED) through the Sacramento County Office of Education and is part of the CDE, SED, Continuous Improvement System and the California Statewide System of Support. We assist CDE SED in supporting activities that are part of the State Performance Plan (SPP) related to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Indicators.

After you've explored the pages of our website, we’d love to hear from you! Share how you have used the tools as an individual or as a team using our share your ideas comment form.

Project MuSE logo

Project MuSE

Provides evidence-based best practices, resources, and training to LEAs for students with disabilities who are also English Learners
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!
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.
Three Principles to Improve Outcomes for Children and Families cover art

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 cover art

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.
ED and HSS Logos

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)
I Have a Question cover art

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
California Department of Education logo California Special Education Technical Assistance Network logo Sacramento County Office of Education
Seeds of Partnership
10474 Mather Boulevard | P.O. Box 269003 | Sacramento, CA 95826
Phone: 916-228-2388 | Email:
© 2015-2024 • Under the direction of and funded by the California Department of Education, Special Education Division