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Welcome to the Carolina Family Engagement Center!

CFEC, together with SC School Improvement Council is working to bring resources, guidance, and information to schools, families, and communities. Please find our COVID-19 Resource page here.

"Thank you for visiting the Carolina Family Engagement (CFEC). The office within the University of South Carolina College of Education is now physically open, although some staff members are currently working remotely for the time being. We are committed to be of service, but please be advised that replies to calls or emails may be somewhat delayed. Please contact us with any questions and we will respond as soon as possible. Stay safe and be well."

Carolina Family Engagement Center’s “Ready, Set - Kindergarten!” Family Guides for Preschool-Kindergarten Development

See our Launch Event on the CFEC YouTube Page

CFEC is pleased to offer these guides highlighting the six areas of growth and experience involved in helping children be ready for school. With a brief introduction to each area and samples of the experiences and skills children need to move through preschool, families across SC can learn what they can do at home to help their child progress and succeed. View or download them here.

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Read the CFEC February 2021 newsletter, Family Engagement Voice


Ensuring family voice in return-to-school plans

 ensuring family voice logoEnsuring family voice in return-to-school plans: the response to the COVID-19 pandemic places huge demands on schools, communities and families. As schools prepare for re-opening, partnerships between home and school create a foundation for educating students built on equitable collaboration. Find essential information here!

ATTENTION South Carolina Parents: Discover the Carolina Family Engagement Center’s Parent Leadership Partners

South Carolina parents interested in taking on leadership roles in their children’s education are encouraged to apply to the CFEC Parent Leadership Partners for the 2020-2021 school year! Applications are now open - $1,000.00 stipend for participants who complete all PLP requirements!