School Readiness

Child Outcomes

PFCE Framework NavigationProgram Leadership Professional Development Continuous Learning and Quality Improvement Program Environment Family Partnerships Teaching and Learning Community Partnerships Access and Continuity Family Well-Being Positive Parent-Child Relationships Families as Lifelong Educators Families as Learners Family Engagement In Transitions Family Connections to Peers and Community Families as Advocates and Leaders Child Outcomes Positive and Goal Oriented Relationships Equity, Inclusiveness, and Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness

Systemic, integrated, and comprehensive Parent, Family, and Community Engagement (PFCE) begins with positive, goal-oriented relationships. PFCE focuses first on the family and child outcomes that it is designed to achieve.

In line with the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework (ELOF), the overarching outcomes that virtually all programs strive for are that children are:

  • Safe
  • Healthy and well
  • Learning and developing
  • Engaged in positive relationships with family members, caregivers, and other children
  • Ready for school
  • Successful in school and life

Key Resources

links between health and the five essential domains of the head start child development and early learning framework