Strategies to Support and Engage Families Virtually

Strategy 3. Use Online Lessons to Engage Parents to Support Learning and Skill Development

Mother and daughter at the computer on a virtual call.Online lessons can help families learn skills and practices to support their child’s development. These lessons also can support families’ and their child’s learning. Online lessons may involve videos, interactive exercises, reflections, practice prompts, summaries, and follow-up.

Examples for Family Services

  • Introduce interactive, self-paced learning options for parents at parent meetings and workshops.
  • Include digital learning suites for children as part of parenting curriculum sessions. Make sure these suites include activities for children to complete with their parents.
  • Share resource libraries and lists for additional information.
  • Offer telehealth visits with Head Start health services staff.