While this resource list specifically addresses fathers and males, IEL supports all types of families.
Birth to 5 Father Engagement Guide
Source: Head Start ECLKC
Head Start programs partner with fathers to promote positive outcomes for children, families, and fathers themselves. This resource gives suggestions of activities that programs can use to build father engagement.
Calling all Dads: Tips for Getting Involved in Your Child’s Preschool or Child Care Program
Source: National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
Creating an environment of safety and security is crucial for inclusion of refugee students in the classroom. This article focuses on how teachers can support refugee students by respecting their experiences, offering routines and communication, and showing compassion.
National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse
(also in Spanish)Source: Fatherhood.gov
This website is specifically designed for fathers and professionals working with fathers. The website features a Dad Blog, tips and activities, videos, webinars, and more.
The Influence of Fathers on Young Children’s Development
(also in Spanish)Source: Zero to Three
This podcast by Dr. Kyle Pruett talks about the important and unique role fathers play in the lives of young children.
The Meaning of Father Involvement for Children
Source: Child Trends
This research brief shows unique ways of thinking about father involvement and discusses the roles that fathers play in their children’s lives.This research brief by Child Trends shows unique ways of thinking about father involvement and discusses the roles that fathers play in their children’s lives.