Use these resources to help family services staff gain the information they need to support positive outcomes for children and families.
The Office of Head Start Parent, Family, and Community Engagement (PFCE) Framework is a road map for progress. It is a research-based approach to program change designed to help Head Start and Early Head Start programs achieve outcomes that lead to positive and enduring change for children and families.
A strong relationship between families and Head Start staff is essential to promoting healthy child development and positive learning outcomes. Strong relationships are rooted in trust and comfort, which you can build by being genuine, sincere, curious about them and their goals, and supporting them as they work toward those goals.
The Parent, Family, and Community Engagement (PFCE) Simulation Series take you to a virtual Head Start/Early Head Start center where you assume the role of a staff member. You will have the chance to build Positive Goal-Oriented Relationships with the Martin family.
Parent, Family, and Community Engagement Simulation: Boosting School Readiness through Effective Family Engagement Series
What you do and say matters! Explore and practice everyday strategies to develop Positive Goal-Oriented Relationships with a family.
In this simulation we’ll focus specifically on a child’s speech and language delay, but you can use these strategies no matter what the concern might be.
Learn about these five strategies to partner with families going through a challenging situation.
Close personal relationships are key to the health and well-being of people at any age. They may be the single best prevention strategy for depression. Just as Head Start staff seek to engage parents and families in healthy, supportive relationships, it is important that they too have structured support and guidance. Supervision is not only about staff accountability, but