Overview of the Family Services Role in Head Start Programs

How to Use the Overview by Role

This overview is designed for family services staff, home visitors, and managers who are new to their role. However, here are some examples of additional staff who can also benefit from this resource:

  • Head Start and Early Head Start staff and leaders who want to learn more about the family services role and effective family engagement strategies
  • New and seasoned family services managers and program leaders who want support to manage or supervise and plan professional development opportunities for family services staff and home visitors in their program
  • Parents and family members who are interested in pursuing a career in family services 

To learn more about this topic and earn continuing education units (CEUs), complete the Introduction to the Family Services Role learning course version of the overview on the Individualized Professional Development (iPD) Portfolio.