School-to-Home Connection:
Helping Families Build Their Children's SEL Skills

More often than not, learning starts at home. Parents are critical agents in helping their children become healthy, happy and productive citizens. Be sure to connect with caregivers and ask for their help in reinforcing the concepts you are promoting in your classroom or program.


To help you get started, we’ve put together this playbook to help increase parent involvement in fostering social and emotional growth outside the classroom. You’ll find articles, tips and ideas to: 

  • Communicate with parents about SEL
  • Promote a growth mindset
  • Encourage volunteering and community service
  • Teach healthy eating habits
  • Use a data-driven action plan
  • Practice, practice, practice