Family Engagement in FCPS
FCPS works to connect, strengthen, and support our families, schools, and community.
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Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) offers a variety of programs, resources, and outreach to help families navigate FCPS, support learning at home and at school, and make important community connections.
Research has shown that when schools partners with families, improvements are seen in student attendance, behavior, and learning. As parents, teachers, and other caring adults, our job is to provide our children with:
- A safe, nurturing environment.
- An opportunity to develop to their fullest potential.
- Knowledge and skills to succeed in school and in life.
- Support and guidance in all stages and their development.
For more information on family engagement opportunities in FCPS contact Renee LaHuffman-Jackson, Coordinator, FCPS Family and School Partnerships at 703-204-4301 or [email protected].
Results of 2021-22 Family Engagement Survey Offer Positive Feedback
Ninety-one percent of those who responded to the survey said their child felt safe at school, and 90% feel their school welcomes families of different backgrounds and cultures. Read more about the survey results.
Parent Resource Center
The Parent Resource Center (PRC) offers free webinars, consultations, a lending library, and resources to help adults support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities.
Bilingual community liaisons support families during the student registration process. They also help determine if parents have needs beyond registering their child for school.
Early Literacy Programs
The Early Literacy Program is a free interactive, parent and child program. Helping parents become active partners in their child's education.
Parent Information Phone Lines
FCPS offers telephone support to parents who do not speak English as their first language.
Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) Program
HIPPY is a free program for parents of preschoolers aged 2-4 who want to instruct their children at home.
Immigrant Family Reunification Program
The Family Reunification Program offers assistance in finding educational, financial, and emotional support.
Kinship Care Support
Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) in partnership with other Fairfax County departments and agencies offers services and programs for grandparents and other family members raising children in the place of a parent.
Advanced Academic Programs Family Resources
Resources to support the development of students at home, including critical and creative thinking strategies, research in the field of advanced learners, and enrichment opportunities.
Military Family Resources
Information about resources and support available in Fairfax County. Includes Military Connected Youth videos.
The Family Literacy program supports residents with limited English skills, building literacy and community connections for students and their families.
Information for Homeless Families
Ensuring that all students have the resources necessary to obtain a successful education.
Family and School Partnerships offers fee-based classes in English and Spanish for parents and guardians of infants through teens.