Building Partnerships: Guide to Developing Relationships with Families

Picture of families

Explore the role that Positive Goal-Oriented Relationships play in effective parent, family, and community engagement. This guide offers definitions, tools, and guides for reflective practice and supervision.

This resource is intended for the entire Head Start and Early Head Start community and professionals in the early childhood field. Individuals, groups of staff, and supervisors can use this tool as part of training and reflective practice and supervision. This resource is aligned with the Office of Head Start Parent, Family, and Community Engagement (PFCE) Framework and Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS).


1. Getting Started: Family Engagement and Positive Goal-Oriented Relationships

Learn about family engagement and positive goal-oriented relationships.

2. Tools: Strengths-Based Attitudes and Relationship-Based Practices

Explore tools to develop strength-based attitudes and relationship-based practices.

3. Reflective Strategies: Sustaining Effective Practice

Discover reflective practice and supervision strategies.

4. Additional Resources

Find more resources on family engagement and related topics.

Next