Learning in Partnership: Using Data and Reflective Practice in Programs

See examples of how the Family, Infant, and Preschool Program (FIPP) in Morganton, NC relies on data to inform decision-making. Data is collected through observation, research, and bonds with families. Program leadership sets the tone with a pledge to ongoing improvement and staff development. Reflective practice in both staff and families provides the basis for shared goal setting and genuine partnerships.

America’s Invisible Children - The Homeless Education Crisis in America

It is a staggering figure, but there are over 1.3 million homeless children in the United States alone. Teachers, family services staff and others who work with families and children will find America’s Invisible Children both informative and alarming. Join Joan Lunden as she looks at the dire state of homeless children and their struggles to get a basic education.

Engaging Fathers

Explore the strategies that Early Education Services in Brattleboro, VT uses to engage fathers in their children's learning and development. In this Head Start and Early Head Start program, dedicated fathers learn from one another and make connections. They also learn to build a community that helps them fulfill their role as one of the most important people in their children's lives.

Program Environments: Responsive Programming for Migrant Families

Watch this video for promising practices from a Head Start program for migrant families in San Luis Obispo, CA. Learn ways to foster strong relationships and partnerships between families and staff. Effective partnerships support parent-child connections, family well-being, and goal-setting.