A New Mexico Head Start Program describes – in this video- how prepares children and families for their transition to Kindergarten through strong partnerships.
Watch this video for promising practices from a Head Start program for migrant families in San Luis Obispo, CA. Learn ways to foster strong relationships and partnerships between families and staff. Effective partnerships support parent-child connections, family well-being, and goal-setting.
Strategies used by a program to make families and communities support children’s school readiness.
This webinar focuses on strengthening Head Start and Early Head Start programs’ efforts around partnering with families to strengthen financial capability. National experts review the research and programs share their experiences working with families to address financial security.
Learn how to strengthen programs' efforts to improve employment and education opportunities and career pathways for families. Listen as national experts and Head Start and Early Head Start programs share research, successes, and challenges in working with families to address employment and education.
Learn effective and respectful ways to engage families in conversations about their financial strengths, challenges, and needs.
Review the concept of Building Foundations for Economic Mobility. The webinar provides an overview of this topic, introduces goals and objectives related to this work, and reviews key messages. Hear from national experts about the research. Head Start and Early Head Start programs share their successes and challenges in the field working with families.
This Virtual Resource Fair is the culmination of the week-long Economic Mobility event. Participants networked, shared resources, and best practices about partnering with families to build foundations for economic mobility.
Strong, healthy families give their children the best chance at success in school and in life. The Family Goal-Setting Guide explores how strong partnerships can positively infmuence the goals families set in the Family Partnership Process.
Caring and responsive parent-child relationships help children thrive in school and in life. Explore this research-based infographic to learn how and why the parent-child relationship is important. Review strategies program supervisors and staff can use the infographic to promote these relationships.
- Distribute during staff orientation
- Review with staff and have them journal when they observe strong parent-child relationships
- Provide opportunities for staff to share at future staff meeting
- Use “Value, Respect, and Support” prompts in role plays at staff meetings or during reflective supervision
- Display on the wall as a reminder to staff
- Distribute during parent orientation
- Share with a parent as a conversation starter in the classroom or during a home visit
- Display in the classroom or home care setting to demonstrate the commitment to parent-child relationships and to promote discussion of program goals