This webinar explores the foundations of home visiting and your role as a home visitor. Whether you are new to the role or a seasoned veteran, this video explores resources and strategies to support your work.
Family engagement is a collaborative and strengths-based process through which early childhood professionals, families, and children build positive and goal-oriented relationships. It is a shared responsibility of families and staff at all levels that requires mutual respect for the roles and strengths each has to offer. Family engagement focuses on culturally and linguistically responsive relationship-building with key family members in a child’s life. These people include pregnant women and expectant families, mothers, fathers, grandparents, and other adult caregivers. It requires making a commitment to creating and sustaining an ongoing partnership that supports family well-being. It also honors and supports the parent-child relationships that are central to a child’s healthy development, school readiness, and well-being. The Office of Head Start Parent, Family, and Community Engagement Framework is a guide to learning how family engagement promotes positive, enduring change for children, families, and communities.
Family services managers can use this tool as a road map to plan and organize family services tasks and activities throughout the program year.
Learn about partnering with families to support school readiness for African American boys in a strengths-based, culturally responsive approach.
Take this learning course on the Individualized Professional Development (iPD) Portfolio to improve your knowledge and practices about building strong, strengths-based partnerships with families.
Explore this four-module course on the Individualized Professional Development (iPD) Portfolio to enhance your knowledge base, clarify expectations, and provide strategies to perform family services effectively.
This webinar explains how and why family engagement is an essential part of a coordinated approach to disabilities services.
This webinar features parents of children with disabilities and their path to family advocacy.
This webinar highlights foundational resources from the 2022 Disability Services Coordinator Institute. Hear about approaches to supporting families of children with disabilities or suspected delays.
This webinar provides information and strategies to support children with disabilities and their families through planned transitions.
Learn how to effectively partner with families of children with disabilities. This partnership not only promotes children’s learning and development, but also supports family learning, advocacy, and leadership skills.