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.
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.
Explore research, strategies, and resources that support social and emotional learning through intentional parent-child interactions in this Home Visiting webinar.
Explore strategies and resources to plan individualized virtual home visits for all children and families. Learn about new resources available to assist with virtual learning and engagement.
Many programs may face low family attendance at group socializations for a variety of reasons. Find out ways programs can meet this challenge and address low family attendance.
Download this practical guide to learn more about how program staff build strong, meaningful, and authentic relationships with fathers in Head Start and Early Head Start.
Explore tips for engaging in sensitive conversations with families.
Explore these professional development sessions for family services managers and coordinators designed to enhance capacity to lead parent, family, and community engagement in your program.
Explore strategies on working with families with complex needs.
Explore ways to change mental models — both yours and your colleagues.
Explore the six phases and seven steps of goal-setting with families through a case scenario.