Community partnerships between child welfare agencies and Head Start and Early Head Start programs can help improve the lives of the children and families they serve. Child welfare agencies and Head Start and child care programs in communities across the country have developed working partnerships to support each other to ensure safety, consistency, and well-being for young children and their families.
When these partners work well together, everyone benefits—Head Start and Early Head Start programs, child welfare agencies, and, most importantly, children and their families. A successful partnership, however, requires time, effort, and human and fiscal resources.
Explore this resource to learn strategies for planning partnerships with child welfare agencies. Find guiding questions and action steps for building effective, engaged, collaborative relationships to strengthen family well-being.
National Centers:Parent, Family and Community Engagement
Last Updated: May 12, 2020