Parent & Caregiver Supports

At NKCES, we are committed to supporting parents and caregivers in Northern Kentucky so they can assist their students throughout the school year.

Highlighted Resources!


The Kentucky Special Parent Involvement Network offers free training and supports to families who have children with disabilities, including students with IEPs and 504 plans. KY-SPIN has a fantastic website and Youtube channel full of great information for families.

Upcoming Learning Opportunities with KY-SPIN:

KY-SPIN's Fall Virtual Conference

Beyond COVID:

Supporting Families of Students with Disabilities

August 4, 2021 9am – 4pm ET

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Join Kentucky-Special Parent Involvement Network (KY-SPIN) for this free virtual conference for families and caregivers of students with disabilities. Hear from experts about educational services, resources, mental health support, and social/emotional resources. Join us for the whole day or just the sessions you like. All are welcome to attend!

Overview of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) Process Webinar

Thursday, August 19, 2021 2pm - 4pm (ET)

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In partnership with Fort Knox and Fort Campbell EFMP, ACS

This session will explain in depth what the Special Education Process as we step through the process from initial evaluation to the writing of the IEP. We will share specific information whether your child attends school on or off the military bases in Kentucky. We will also have Q & A time.

The Kentucky Department of Education has produced a wide variety of resources that you can use to support your student(s) at each grade level.

Parent Camp

Click here to learn about Parent Camp - a virtual family-school collaboration for learning and sharing.

What are some of the most important things we can do to support our students?

Resources for Children with Significant Cognitive Disabilities Series (TIES Center) This video series for parents and families is produced by the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) and TIES Center. It provides ideas for supporting the learning of children with significant cognitive disabilities at home. Educators and other audiences will also find the videos useful as they work with parents and families.

Helping Your Child with Routines at Home

Helping Your Child with the Foundations of Communication at Home

Helping Your Child with Communication at Home (Focusing on 3 key Points)

Helping Your Child with Academics

Helping Your Child with the Foundations of Math While at Home

Helping Your Child with Math While at Home

Helping Your Child with the Foundations of Reading at Home

Helping Your Child with Reading at Home

Project Spotlight

South Dakota Statewide Family Engagement Center

The South Dakota Statewide Family Engagement Center (SD SFEC) is partnering with South Dakota Public Broadcasting (SDPB), School Board Association of South Dakota, South Dakota Association for the Education of Young Children, and Early Learner South Dakota to send early learning kits to young children across the state. SDPB was one of 20 television stations across the country to receive a Sesame Street in Communities grant to provide early learning kits to teachers, families, and child care providers. For the early learning kits, the SD SFEC created 24 Kindergarten Readiness cards, which can be downloaded on its website.

How to Help Your Child Adapt to Wearing a Mask: 7 Quick Tips for Parents

Recommended Deep Dives

This resource focuses on tips to help families who are looking for tips to support appropriate behaviors and engagement in learning.

a variety of social stories and recommendations for supporting students during COVID-19

excellent blogs on topics that include decreasing children's anxiety in going back to in-person instruction

Supporting Reading Challenges

Check out this short article for tips to support children who are struggling with reading.