English Learner Family Toolkit

EL Family Toolkit

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has created a free resource for families and educators of English learners called the “English Learner Family Toolkit”.  

The English Learner Family Toolkit consists of 6 chapters and each chapter contains 5 sections – an overview, family and student rights, questions to ask schools, tips, and resources.  Download the complete toolkit by choosing your language and clicking the Download link below:


English Download:  

Arabic Download:

Chinese Download:

Spanish Download:

English Learner Family Toolkit App                                                                            
There is also an EL Family Toolkit app to help families and educators stay connected to the latest tips, innovative tools, and practical resources to support ELs enrolled in U.S. schools.  This FREE app is available in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Arabic and can be downloaded on Android and Apple devices!  

Google Play Store:

Apple App Store: 

Parents, families, and guardians can use the EL Family Toolkit to:

  • Learn more about U.S. schools
  • Learn about their rights in U.S. public schools
  • Find out about school enrollment and attendance policies
  • Get information about programs, services, and extracurricular activities          
  • Find advice and suggestions for helpful questions to ask when talking to school staff 
  • Find ways to support the safety, health, and success of ELs
  • Browse quick tips by topic



Multilingual Education Department (MED) 

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