Building Partnerships: Guide to Developing Relationships with Families

Explore the role that Positive Goal-Oriented Relationships play in effective parent, family, and community engagement (PFCE). This guide offers definitions, tools, and guides for reflective practice and supervision.

It is intended for the entire Head Start and Early Head Start community and other professionals in the early childhood field. Individuals, groups of staff, and supervisors can use this tool as part of professional development training and reflective practice and supervision. It is aligned with the Office of Head Start PFCE Framework and Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS).

  1. Getting Started: Family Engagement and Positive Goal-Oriented Relationships
    Learn about family engagement and Positive Goal-Oriented Relationships.
  2. Tools
    Explore tools to develop strength-based attitudes and relationship-based practices.
  3. Reflective Strategies: Sustaining Effective Practice
    Discover reflective practice and supervision strategies.
  4. Download the PDF Version
    Download the PDF version of this resource to share with your staff.