Family Support & Well-being

Building Foundations for Economic Mobility (BFEM)

Head Start and Early Head Start programs are well positioned to partner with families to achieve their goals. Successful goal-setting relies on strong partnerships between staff and families. Partnerships are built through ongoing, positive, goal-directed relationships and honest, open, and mutually respectful communication. Families may focus on greater economic mobility as an important piece of their well-being and progress.

Explore this collection of resources from the Building Foundations for Economic Mobility (BFEM) Initiative. Find the latest information about the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), a tax benefit for low-income individuals and families.

Economic Mobility Toolkit for Head Start and Early Head Start

Explore this toolkit to learn more about family economic mobility topics and resources.

Building Foundations for Economic Mobility Webinar Series

Explore these videos and resources to support program efforts around financial capability and education and career strategies for Head Start and Early Head Start families.

Building Foundations for Economic Mobility E-Newsletter

Review current and past issues of the BFEM e-newsletter, which focuses on staff working with families to achieve economic well-being.

Earned Income Tax Credit and Other Refundable Tax Credits

Head Start and Early Head Start staff can ensure families are informed about EITC and other financial tools. Find resources to help determine eligibility and next steps.

Last Updated: December 30, 2019