Family Engagement

Engaging Fathers and Male Caregivers

Father engagement is a vital and integrated aspect of parent, family, and community engagement work. Head Start and Early Start staff engage fathers as advocates, lifelong educators, and first teachers of their children. Male family members and father figures serve key roles in the healthy development of their children and families, and have much to add to their Head Start communities. Explore these resources to learn ways to enhance your program’s father engagement efforts.