Learning Environments

Learning at Home

Learning begins at home as parents and family members create spaces that are nurturing, responsive, and engaging to young learners. When caregivers and family members are intentional about the spaces they create, they encourage children’s learning and development—all within the consistency and security of the home. Children thrive when comfort and security at home scaffold their learning. Explore the resources on this page to discover how to help families support their child’s learning at home.


A father reads with daughter and sonUnderstanding Family Engagement Outcomes: Research to Practice Series

Explore this series to learn about each of the Family Engagement Outcomes of the Office of Head Start (OHS) Parent, Family, and Community Engagement (PFCE) Framework. Aligned with the Head Start Program Performance Standards, each resource offers a summary of selected research, proven interventions, and promising practices and program strategies. Use these resources to support program efforts toward systemic and integrated engagement. Find ways programs can foster strong relationships and support positive outcomes for children, families, and staff.