Family economic mobility (FEM) is a core aspect of family well-being, one of the seven Family Outcomes in the Parent, Family, and Community Engagement (PFCE) Framework. Partnering with families as they pursue economic well-being is a key part of your work at Head Start programs, whether you are a program director or manager or you work directly with families.
The term “Head Start” refers to all program types serving children and families — preschool Head Start, Early Head Start, Migrant and Seasonal, and American Indian and Alaska Native. It also refers to both center- and home-based services.
The FEM Toolkit provides content that meets you wherever you are in partnering with families on the road to economic mobility — whether you want to learn about family economic mobility basics, get ideas and inspiration, or get hands-on resources and training to help you engage and plan with families.
Toolkit Tips by Role
Get started with insights on how to use the FEM Toolkit by selecting your role below, or by getting an introduction to family economic mobility.
Find out what economic mobility is, why it matters, and how it fits into Head Start family engagement.
Learn more about how the FEM Toolkit is organized and where to look for the information and resources that will help support your work.
Resource Type: Article
National Centers: Parent, Family and Community Engagement
Last Updated: December 4, 2023