It's time for the 2020 U.S. census. Help your state receives its share of billions of federal dollars for community resources. Counting families with young children is key to planning for the future.
Use this guide to explore strategies for building community partnerships.
Learn how programs can enhance community engagement and partner with families. This series is intended to guide efforts to strengthen child and family outcomes.
Use this resource to learn how programs can enhance community engagement and partner with 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.
The collaboration between early childhood staff, families, and community agencies builds positive relationships. These relationships support parents’ progress toward their goals for themselves and their children.
Watch this video for tips that programs can use to bring families together and build a strong sense of community. Sheltering Arms Educare Program in Atlanta, GA shares real-life experiences from their Head Start/Early Head Start program. Discover ways for parents to share experiences and build connections that improve family well-being and contribute to better outcomes for children.
Strategies used by a program to make families and communities support children’s school readiness.
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.
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.