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.
Explore these professional development sessions for Head Start and Early Head Start staff. They are designed to increase ability to lead parent, family, and community engagement in your program.
Learn how to partner with families to access federal assistance, open a bank account, apply for unemployment insurance benefits, pursue their education and training goals, and more.
Explore these tips sheets to learn how your Head Start program can work with you to access important information, benefits, and tools that can strengthen your family's economic security during crises.
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.
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.
Resource Type: Article
National Centers: Parent, Family and Community Engagement
Audience: Family Service Workers
Last Updated: October 2, 2023