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.

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