Watch this webinar series to learn ways to partner with parents and families to help their children develop language and literacy skills.
In this webinar, learn how to plan with families to support their children as they use their home language while learning English.
In this webinar, learn how to use books and stories can be used to teach children strategies ways to cope with challenging emotions and situations.
In this webinar, explore how to engage with families to make thoughtful decisions about using digital tools. Discover tips for choosing tools that can help increase children’s language and literacy development.
An attitude is a way of thinking or feeling about someone or something that is often reflected in a person's behavior. Our attitudes create a frame of mind that shapes how we behave in our personal and professional life.
Helpful links on Positive Goal-Oriented Relationships and Related Office of Head Start Resources
Explore strategies you can use in individual reflective practice and reflective supervision. Taking the time to reflect—to stop and think about what has happened, what is happening, and what should happen next—is essential to creating and maintaining strong relationships with families and peers. Reflective supervision is an opportunity to provide structured support for staff who want to build skills and enhance their work with families.
Just as Head Start and Early Head Start staff strive to engage parents and families in healthy, trusting, and respectful relationships, it is important that staff have the same kind of relationships with colleagues and supervisors. Supervision is not only about staff accountability. It also involves the commitment to nurture and guide staff so that they have the tools to engage children and families successfully.
Reflection is an important part of our own continuous improvement process to understand why and how we make the choices we do. Taking the time to look at yourself and your work gives you the opportunity to acknowledge strengths and challenges, and to improve your skills.
Taking the time to reflect—to stop and think about what has happened, what is happening, and what should happen next—is essential to creating and maintaining Positive Goal-Oriented Relationships. In this section, we will explore reflective practice strategies to support our work to build relationships with families.