Learn ways Head Start programs can provide families with information on community supports, as adversity can increase during this time. This section is regularly updated with the most relevant guidance and resources. All published resources are listed under Recent Updates.
- Engaging Community Partners to Strengthen Family Services: Strategies and Examples
Explore steps to strengthen community partnerships and family services and supports during stressful times.
- Economic Mobility Toolkit for Head Start and Early Head Start
Use this toolkit to inform partnership planning with your local workforce development board, American Job Center, and other important community partners. Learn ways to help families find work and establish new career pathways.
- Enhancing Community Partnerships: Sample MOU between Head Start and Domestic Violence Programs
During these stressful times, consider expanding partnerships with domestic violence programs. Use the sample memorandum of understanding (MOU) to guide joint planning as you ensure child and family safety and healing.
- Partnering with Child Welfare Agencies: An Overview
Head Start and Early Head Start programs offer comprehensive services to families in partnership with community agencies, including local child welfare agencies. Explore this overview to learn more about the importance of working with child welfare agencies for program leaders and staff.
- Strategies for Partnering with Child Welfare Agencies
Explore this resource to learn strategies for planning partnerships with child welfare agencies. Find guiding questions and action steps to help build effective, engaged, and collaborative relationships to strengthen family well-being.
National Centers:Office of Head Start
Last Updated: July 22, 2020