Prioritizing Professional Development: Innovative Strategies from the Field
Understanding How Program Foundations Work Together to Strengthen Parent, Family, and Community Engagement (PFCE) Webinar Series

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Find out how high quality professional development can be used to support staff’s use of effective PFCE practices.

You will learn to:

  • Use professional development to address both individual and program family and community engagement goals
  • Use NCPFCE resources to assess and develop staff capacity for systemic, integrated, and comprehensive family engagement
  • Partner with training and technical assistance (T/TA) providers as partners to support family engagement through professional development

Who Should View This Webinar?

This webinar may be helpful to an array of audience members, including: Head Start and Early Head Start directors, managers, and parent leaders; T/TA providers; and early childhood leaders who support child and family progress.

Watch the Webinar


  • Kiersten Beigel, family and community partnerships specialist, Office of Head Start
  • Liz L. Martinez, executive director, Laguna Division of Early Childhood
  • Brandi Black Thacker, director of T/TA, NCPFCE
  • Ann Janney-Schultz, early childhood education (ECE) specialist, Region III

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

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Last Reviewed: March 2013

Last Updated: January 6, 2017