School Readiness

Community Partnerships

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

Through community partnerships, Head Start, Early Head Start, and child care programs build collaborative relationships with community organizations that support positive child and family outcomes. These organizations may include libraries, health centers, schools and school districts, sources of economic support, the workforce, higher education, human services agencies, faith-based organizations, businesses, and others.

These organizations can respond to families' interests and needs. They can connect families to outside resources, encourage engagement in children's learning, and use community strengths and needs assessment data to guide collaboration. Partnerships can also promote successful transitions for children and families from one service setting to another over time, or when multiple services are needed during the same time period.

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