Head Start Policy and Regulations

Appendix 1: Resources for Parents and Families

Preventing expulsion and suspension requires a strong partnership with families. Programs should treat families as the foremost experts on their children, and as such, exchange information relevant to the child's culture, social, emotional, and behavioral strengths and concerns, approaches to learning, and strategies that work at home. At a minimum, programs should ensure families have information on:

  • Their child's health, behavior, and development, especially social and emotional development, during the hours they are in their early learning setting
  • Developmental milestones, healthy development and behavior, and places to go for help
  • Identifying a high-quality early learning program
  • Communicating with program or school personnel and advocating for their child

Below are resources to share with families to facilitate this partnership and information-sharing:

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