The Role of Leadership - Strategies for Implementing and Sustaining Change
Understanding How Program Foundations Work Together to Strengthen Parent, Family, and Community Engagement (PFCE) Webinar Series

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View this webinar to learn how leadership can create opportunities for intentional, interconnected PFCE practices that are linked to family outcomes and children's school readiness.

You will learn how:

  • Staff members can take on different roles to support PFCE practices
  • Leaders can engage all staff members in using data to guide PFCE practices
  • Creating policies, practices, and a program environment that encourages and rewards PFCE is beneficial to children and families
  • A culture of trust that encourages staff to learn from successes and challenges impacts PFCE and program routines

Who Should View This Webinar?

This webinar may be helpful to Head Start and Early Head Start directors, managers, and parent leaders; T/TA providers; and early childhood leaders who are trying to improve family and child outcomes.

Watch the Webinar


  • Kiersten Beigel, family and community partnerships specialist, Office of Head Start
  • Brandi Black Thacker, director of Training and Technical Assistance, NCPFCE
  • Mindy Zapata, director of Early Head Start and Head Start, Southwest Human Development
  • Elizabeth Nichols, site director, Project Eagle

The webinar was moderated by Christine Patton, senior research analyst at Harvard Family Research Project.

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Last Reviewed: June 2014

Last Updated: January 6, 2017