Equity in family engagement: Perspectives on engaging families in their children’s literacy development

Families of color are very active in their children’s literacy learning. As a result of this activity, an increasing number of family engagement programs are tailoring their content to honor families’ lived experiences and cultural knowledge to promote children’s literacy development at home.

This webinar highlights three culturally sensitive family literacy programs for African American, immigrant, and Latinx families in early childhood, and discuss virtual ways to engage diverse families in their children’s learning. The goal of this webinar is to provide practical strategies for family engagement that involved embedding literacy practices within everyday routines, such as cooking and doing laundry.

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Shana E. Rochester, Ph.D., AACTE/Holmes Postdoctoral Associate, Boston University
Jeanne Paratore, Ed.D., Professor Emerita, Boston University
Diana Leyva, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh

Stephanie Curenton, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Boston University