Module 8: Connecting with Community Partners

Discover the importance of connecting with community partners to provide supports and services for children and families experiencing homelessness. Explore strategies to build and broaden these connections.

Module 5: Identifying and Reaching Out to Families Experiencing Homelessness

Identifying and reaching families experiencing homelessness require planned and active efforts. They are also essential for children and families' access to early childhood and school-age child care programs. Learn how to identify and reach out to families experiencing homelessness. Discover local- and state-level partners you can connect with to enhance efforts in these areas.

Module 4: Determining a Family's Homeless Situation

Find out how to determine if a family's situation meets the federal definition of "homeless" for children and youth. Learn to use respectful, strengths-based strategies to learn more about a family's living situation.

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.

Goal Setting with Families

The goals of the Head Start training are to develop skills and practices for developing strong relationships with families in order to help families identify and set goals.