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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Training, LGBTQ+, Gender, Bullying, Family

Training Modules Available for Professional Development

HRC Foundation’s Welcoming Schools Certified Facilitators are located across the country. They offer practical and interactive professional development to create gender and LGBTQ inclusive schools using the following Welcoming Schools…

Family, LGBTQ+ Definitions

Family Vocabulary

Connect with families and caregivers in your classroom community to find out the language they use to refer to their families to help respectfully answer questions that may arise. We…

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…