Learn how programs can work with children and families remotely to promote learning and plan for transitions.
These resources offer guidance on how Head Start programs can support parents and families in developing healthy relationships with their child from birth. These positive relationships help nurture a child’s health, development, and learning. In the Parent, Family, and Community Engagement Framework, Positive Parent-Child Relationships is one of the seven family outcomes that affect child outcomes.
Explore this resource to foster positive parent-child relationships through everyday staff-parent relationships. Find prompts and questions that invite partnership-building conversations with parents.
Head Start staff and parents bring unique elements to their relationship while they work with a focus on supporting children’s growth and learning.
Head Start staff can use these three steps to build relationships with parents and support their learning and decision-making.
The positive, goal-directed relationships Head Start staff form with parents can strengthen the relationships parents have with their children. This parallel process supports parents in self-discovery.
Secure relationships are the foundation of trust. By using positive, strengths-based attitudes, staff can create trusting, supportive partnerships with parents.
Personal and cultural background informs how people parent. Head Start and Early Head Start programs can provide important support to parents who want the best for their children.
This Home Visiting webinar discusses the importance of understanding that all behavior has meaning. Explore how children use behavior to communicate their wants, needs, intentions, and emotions.
Explore research, strategies, and resources that support social and emotional learning through intentional parent-child interactions in this Home Visiting webinar.
In this set of videos, learn about the home-based program option. Find out how home visits work, what parents can expect from a home visitor, and the role parent's play in the development of their child.