Family

Families are important to students of all ages. Welcoming Schools offers teacher-friendly resources designed to help educators create a sense of belonging for the families and caregivers of all students in their classrooms and schools.

Through lesson plans, books, professional development training and more, find resources to make your school welcoming to all students and their families.

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Celebrating Inclusive Mother’s Day & Father’s Day

As we celebrate and honor caregivers in schools, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day can be opportunities to recognize the diversity of family structures.

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Responding to Questions, Family, LGBTQ+, Parents/Caregivers

"Yes, They Are a Family!"

Children ask questions to understand the world around them. Be prepared with these sample responses about family.

Family, LGBTQ+

A Checklist for Embracing All Families

Ensure all of your students and their families and caregivers feel welcome with this simple checklist. Take time to review your school’s policies and practices. Are you developing a school…

Family, LGBTQ+

Developing A Welcoming Classroom

Educators working to develop a classroom that is welcoming of all students and their families may find it helpful to ask these questions.

Family, Parents/Caregivers

Family Education and Community Building

The involvement and understanding of the parents and guardians in the school community is critical to creating a welcoming school for all children. Family programs are also a great way…