Relationships matter to children's learning and healthy development! Support family and child outcomes through each of the nine Head Start and Early Head Start Relationship‐Based Competencies for Staff and Supervisors Who Work with Families [PDF, 2MB]. The Fall 2 Fall Series is designed to advance family engagement through professional development for all staff who work with families, especially in family services.
Explore the Relationship-Based Competencies and associated resources below. For each competency you will find resources you can use for individual practice, training, staff discussions, coaching and other professional development opportunities. Head Start (HS) and Early Head Start (EHS) programs may use these resources to help build capacity for staff and supervisors who work with families. Depending upon local agencies' program options and organizational designs, these competencies are relevant for family services staff and supervisors, home visiting staff and supervisors, parent involvement specialists, family and community partnership managers, and others.
Competencies 1 & 2
Explore Positive, Goal-Oriented Relationships and Self-Aware and Culturally Responsive Relationships
Family Well-being and Families as Learners
Positive Parent-Child Relationships and Families as Lifelong Educators
Competencies 5 & 6
Family Access to Community Resources
Family Connections to Peers and Community
Coordinated, Integrated and Comprehensive Services
Data Driven Services for Continuous Improvement
Foundations for Professional Growth
Last Reviewed: November 2013
Last Updated: January 5, 2015