Family and Community Partnerships

Use these resources to help family services staff gain the information they need to support positive outcomes for children and families.

Getting Started: Family Engagement and Positive Goal-Oriented Relationships

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. 

Engaging Families from the Start

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.

Supportive Supervision: Promoting Staff and Family Growth Through Positive Relationships

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