Partnering with Families, School and Communities

Parents, children and educators in action

When schools and families work together to support learning, everyone benefits.

  • Student skills and attitudes improve,
  • Parents become engaged as partners in the education of their children,
  • Teacher morale and communication improve,
  • Schools improve to benefit everyone,
  • Communities grow stronger

CESDP is committed to helping school communities build a culture of positive school, family, and community partnerships where everyone works together to create better programs and opportunities for students. In 2006, CESDP developed a toolkit intended to provide resources for building partnerships, improving student success, providing staff development, enhancing parent leadership, and connecting schools and communities.

In 2016, at the request of the New Mexico Public Education Department, the toolkit was updated with stakeholder input. This resource-rich toolkit is based on national standards and presents a framework for New Mexico schools to nurture family-school partnerships that build capacity among educators and families to collaborate with one another around student success.

Access to the toolkit and its corresponding resources is free and can be found at the following link:

For information regarding professional learning opportunities with the toolkit and/or in support of parent/community partnering, please contact:

Adrian Sandoval
Phone: (505) 891 6904