Many programs may face low family attendance at group socializations for a variety of reasons. Find out ways programs can meet this challenge and address low family attendance.
Take a look at this guide to learn how programs can implement strategies to ensure access and continuity of services to fathers in Head Start and Early Head Start programs.
Explore these resources to learn about the connection between health and school readiness and to ensure every Head Start child is ready to succeed in school.
Explore these resources to help programs establish strategies to promote regular attendance.
From the first day of enrollment, a young child's attendance matters! Good attendance leads to lifelong learning and positive habits necessary for school and work. When young children are chronically absent from Head Start, Early Head Start, or child care, often they are likely to continue to be chronically absent in elementary school. Others may drop-out as they get older. Absenteeism decreases children's opportunity to engage in learning, impacting their development in all domains of the Child Development and Early Learning Framework. (See Making the Link Between Health and School Readiness to learn more about the impact of health on child development).