Explore the Head Start Parent, Family, and Community Engagement Framework. Use it to implement the Head Start Program Performance Standards for parent, family, and community engagement.
The goal of parent and family engagement is to work with families to build strong and effective partnerships. Explore these three resources to learn ways to strengthen relationships with families.
Family engagement is a collaborative and strengths-based process through which early childhood professionals, families, and children build positive and goal-oriented relationships.
The Office of Head Start (OHS) Parent, Family, and Community Engagement (PFCE) Framework is a road map for progress. It is a research-based approach to program change. It is designed to help Head Start programs achieve outcomes that lead to positive and enduring change for children and families.
This in-service suite describes ways to work in partnership with families in order to facilitate ongoing child assessment.
Learn how meaningful family engagement contributes to children's school readiness and healthy development. School readiness is the process of early learning when children gain the skills and attitudes to learn and thrive in school.
Journeys of Hope and Courage - Family Partnership Agreement and Family Strengths and Needs Assessment
Storytelling helps build strong relationships and supports effective family partnership agreements. Learning about families’ past experiences, strengths, and needs in an authentic way can help staff support meaningful progress for children, families, and communities.
Watch this video series that shows innovative approaches to engagement.
Deepen staff understanding of the connections between PFCE strategies and practices across program systems and services that lead to a systemic, integrated, and comprehensive approach to family engagement.
This video shows how a program can partner effectively with families and community organizations to contribute to children’s school readiness.