Bi-County Early Learning Family Engagement Summit

Join us for a dynamic forum on meaningful family engagement to transform early learning systems from preschool to grade three!

Through funding from the Heising-Simons Foundation, San Mateo and Santa Clara County Offices of Education are hosting a Bi-County Early Learning Family Engagement Summit. The Summit is designed for:

  • raising the awareness of preschool to grade 3 organizational leaders and practitioners about an authentic, meaningful, and transformational approach to family engagement;
  • supporting administrators and practitioners in identifying effective and meaningful family engagement strategies that can be implemented within their communities;
  • engaging with San Mateo and Santa Clara County sites that are implementing family engagement initiatives;
  • creating a team family engagement work plan with actionable, short-term strategies that can be implemented after the Summit in support of LCAP and other family engagement goals.

Interactive learning sessions:

  • Culturally responsive family engagement
  • Be Strong Families Parent Cafe, a parent leadership strategy
  • Using technology to engage families
  • Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) family engagement strategies
  • Lessons learned by local family engagement program

Special keynotes by:
Byron V. Garrett, Chairman, National Family Engagement Alliance
Pecolia Manigo, Program Director, Bay Area Parent Leadership Action Network

Family engagement planning session with Senta Greene, Founder, Full Circle Consulting Systems


  • If you are planning to attend the Summit with colleagues as a team from an early learning program/school site/school district, please specify the site/community name in the designated field on registration form
  • Each member of a team must register individually.
  • There will be a $5.00 parking fee

You can find additional information on the event flyer

Date: November 7, 2015

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1177 Airport Boulevard, Burlingame, CA 94010

Audience: Birth to grade 3 administrators, practitioners, early learning service providers, community partners and family leaders