Engaging Fathers

View examples from one Head Start/Early Head Start program of ways to engage fathers in their children's learning and healthy development. In this video, dedicated fathers learn from one another and make connections. Father figures build a community that helps them fulfill their role as one of the most important people in their children's lives.


Watch the Best Practices in Family and Community Engagement Video Series to support your program’s efforts toward systemic and integrated engagement. Rooted in the Office of Head Start Parent, Family, and Community Engagement (PFCE) Framework [PDF, 1.06MB], the videos highlight examples of innovative approaches to engagement that foster strong relationships with families and lead to positive outcomes for children and families

Engaging Fathers Facilitator's Guide»

This guide outlines ways to use the Engaging Fathers video as a professional development tool with program staff. It provides a simple structure to organize discussion, highlights PFCE Framework themes to consider, and lists a few questions to prompt a conversation about the strategies staff might use to influence positive family outcomes.

Engaging Fathers Viewer's Guide»

This brief tool offers guidelines for individual viewers to use with the Engaging Fathers video. It provides an overview of the video, highlights PFCE Framework strategies and outcomes to watch for, and lists a few questions for the viewer to consider.

To learn more about the PFCE outcomes, read the Research to Practice Series.

Engaging Fathers. Best Practices in Family and Community Engagement Video Series. HHS/ACF/OHS/NCPFCE. 2013. English. Streaming Video. 00:07:31.

Last Reviewed: May 2013

Last Updated: January 6, 2017