School Readiness

Child Outcomes

PFCE Framework NavigationProgram LeadershipProfessional DevelopmentContinuous Learning and Quality ImprovementProgram EnvironmentFamily PartnershipsTeaching and LearningCommunity PartnershipsAccess and ContinuityFamily Well-BeingPositive Parent-Child RelationshipsFamilies as Lifelong EducatorsFamilies as LearnersFamily Engagement In TransitionsFamily Connections to Peers and CommunityFamilies as Advocates and LeadersChild OutcomesPositive and Goal Oriented RelationshipsEquity, 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