A network of families, schools, districts and community partners focused on increasing open communication, learning opportunities, and shared decision-making power across the Kentucky education system.


High-quality, equitable and inclusive education is the shared responsibility of families, schools, and communities.


A unified voice in advocating for effective and equitable family leadership and family-school-community partnerships.

Looking for Birth-K Family Friendly Resources?

Family Friendly Schools

Getting Started…

A great way for schools to use key resources from this website is to:


Get a pulse check using the 4-Versions of Family-School Partnership Grid- 1 pager


Skim the KY Family and School Partnership Guide for base knowledge

(This is your all in one place document)


Take the School Self-Assessment and Online Training Modules

(3hr total)


Choose one objective of the Self-Assessment with the KY Family Engagement Digital Playbook


Apply for Kentucky Family Friendly Certificate

Next application window is March 1st- November1st

Once certified, you may contact AdColor to purchase a school banner or decal.

Congratulations to the following schools

for being designated as Family Friendly Schools!

KY Statewide Family Engagement Center Resources

A one-stop-shop for trainings, resources, and contacts to build strong family-school partnership in Kentucky schools.

A complete resource guide for strengthening family, school and community Partnerships to Support Student Success

Click here for Guide

Collection of information and activities aligns with the Kentucky Family and School Partnership Self-Assessment.

Click here for Playbook

A peer learning group of 60 Kentucky schools working together to increase family engagement best practices. Runs May 2021- Oct. 2023.

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Dual Capacity-Building Framework based trainings for families, educators, and school administrators. EILA and ECE-TRIS approved.

New Modules Coming in 2022!

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Build your parent support system and learn valuable leadership and advocacy skills through webinars and parent-to-parent conversations or take a deeper-dive with the CIPL Fellowship.

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Annual award to recognize individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership toward improving student achievement among Kentucky students.

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Find out if your school is a Level 1, 2 or 3 using the Ky Family Friendly School Assessment. K-12 and Early Education versions.

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Take the KY Family Friendly School Self-Assessment. If you score a level 3 you are on track to apply for your Family Friendly Certification! Next application window is March 1- November 1, 2022

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A short collection of our most popular resources among families and educators.

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Early Education specific page in partnership with Governor’s Office of Early Childhood.

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Learn how to individualize your child’s education experience and career path at each grade level

Coming in 2022

Social media, Newsletters, Advisory Councils, Family Room, and more.

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Our Partners

Leadership Development for Family School Partnerships

Together, we transform lives and help build brighter futures. Together, we thrive for lifelong success.

All Appalachian Students Succeed

The National Center for Families Learning works to eradicate poverty through education solutions for families.

Our Children, Our Commonwealth

The KY Collaborative for Families and Schools is being developed under the Statewide Family Engagement Center grant from the U.S. Department of Education. However, activities do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.