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Family Friendly Schools

Before you begin exploring the application process, it’s important to submit this form providing your contact information. The five steps are often easier than they seem, and we want to make sure you receive all the tools and support we offer as you go through the process.


Start a conversation about Family Engagement using one of these tools


Skim the KY Family and School Partnership Guide for base knowledge

(This is your all in one place document)


Take the School Self-Assessment and Online Training Modules

(3hr total)


Choose one objective of the Self-Assessment with the KY Family Engagement Digital Playbook


Apply for Kentucky Family Friendly Certificate

Next application window is May 1st – November 1st 2023

Applications can be submitted at any time. Applications to be considered for the 2023 certification will be scored between May 1st and Oct. 1st 2023

Once certified, you may contact Southland to purchase a school banner or decal.

KY Statewide Family Engagement Center Resources

A one-stop-shop for trainings, resources, and contacts to build strong family-school partnership in Kentucky schools.

Social media, Newsletters, Advisory Councils, Family Room, and more.

Click here to Connect

Build your parent support system and learn valuable leadership and advocacy skills through webinars and parent-to-parent conversations or take a deeper-dive with the CIPL Fellowship.

More Information

Learn how to individualize your child’s education experience and career path at each grade level

View EdOptions Here

A short collection of our most popular resources among families and educators.

Click here

2023 Welcome Back Packet HERE

Annual award to recognize individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership toward improving student achievement among Kentucky students.

More Information

For more information on Family Friendly Schools Contact grace@prichardcommittee.org

Our Partners

Leadership Development for Family School Partnerships

Together, we transform lives and help build brighter futures. Together, we thrive for lifelong success.

All Appalachian Students Succeed

The National Center for Families Learning works to eradicate poverty through education solutions for families.

Our Children, Our Commonwealth

Kids First!

The KY Collaborative for Families and Schools is being developed under the Statewide Family Engagement Center grant from the U.S. Department of Education. However, activities do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

Please fill out the below form before starting the Family Friendly Schools Application


NOTE: If you have already submitted this form, there is no need to do it again.

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