Seeds of Partnership assists special educators, administrators, staff, and families involved in programs for children with disabilities. We aim to create or provide avenues and tools to increase improvement of partnerships, provide professional development resources, and tools that will assist LEAs seeking to improve their family engagement program practices and educational outcomes. 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.

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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.

Resources within Reason: Addressing Suspension and Expulsion

“Recent data indicate that expulsions and suspensions occur at high rates in preschool settings…” Find helpful resources.
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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
"Having partnerships with families means that various systems—student, family, and school—are aligned and working in concert to support learning."
- Dr. Karen Mapp, former Deputy Superintendent of Family and Community Engagement in Boston Public Schools and co-author of "Beyond the Bake Sale: The Essential Guide to Family-School Partnerships"
Seeds of Partnership
10474 Mather Boulevard | P.O. Box 269003 | Sacramento, CA 95826
Phone: (916) 228-2388 | Fax: (916) 228-2311 | Email: rryan@scoe.net
© 2015-2016 • Funded by the California Department of Education, Special Education Division