Partnering with families of young children involves ongoing conversations about growth and development. Talking with a family about their child's development is an opportunity to strengthen your partnerships. Effective partnerships are built on strengths-based interactions, perspective-taking, and valuing families' passion for their children. Head Start and Early Head Start family services staff and home visitors can use this resource when partnering with families. Supervisors and managers can use it in trainings, meetings, and individual conversations to help staff practice these strategies. They can also practice these strategies in their interactions with staff.
National Centers:Parent, Family and Community Engagement
Last Updated: October 27, 2020