It is important for educators to continue to learn and practice family engagement skills on an ongoing basis throughout their careers, because strong family engagement matters for children’s academic success, families’ well-being, schools’ performance,
and teachers’ own job satisfaction. NAFSCE is working with multiple partners to develop a body of knowledge for what family-facing professionals need to know and be able to do to engage families meaningfully. The forthcoming
credential will be a way for educators to demonstrate their learning and mastery of these family engagement competencies.