Parents and families learn about their child's personality, development, and learning style. They also advance their own learning interests through education, training, and other experiences that support their parenting, careers, and life goals.
To learn more, explore this overview of the PFCE Framework. You can also download the PDF: Head Start Parent, Family, and Community Engagement (PFCE) Framework.
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- Parent and family engagement in education and child development services, 45 CFR § 1302.34 (a), (b), (b)(1)-(8)
- Education in home-based programs, 45 CFR § 1302.35 (a), (b), (b)(1), (c), (c)(1)-(4), (c)(4)(i)-(ii), (c)(5), (d), (d)(1), (d)(1)(i)-(iii), (d)(2)-(3), (d)(3)(i)-(ii), (d)(4), (e), (e)(1)-(2), (e)(2)(i)-(ii), (e)(3), (f)
- Collaboration and communication with parents, 45 CFR § 1302.41 (a), (b), (b)(2)
- Child health status and care, 45 CFR § 1302.42 (b), (b)(1), (b)(1)(ii), (c), (c)(2), (d), (d)(3)
- Child mental health and social and emotional well-being, 45 CFR § 1302.45 (a), (a)(1)-(4), (b), (b)(1)-(6)
- Family support services for health, nutrition, and mental health, 45 CFR § 1302.46 (a), (b), (b)(1), (b)(1)(i)-(v), (b)(2), (b)(2)(i)-(iii)
- Family engagement, 45 CFR § 1302.50 (a), (b), (b)(1)-(6)
- Parent activities to promote child learning and development, 45 CFR § 1302.51 (a), (a)(1)-(3), (b)
- Family partnership services, 45 CFR § 1302.52 (a)-(c), (c)(1)-(4), (d)
- Additional services for parents, 45 CFR § 1302.62 (a), (a)(1)-(2), (b), (b)(1)-(4)
- Transitions from Early Head Start, 45 CFR § 1302.70 (a), (c)
- Transitions from Head Start to kindergarten, 45 CFR § 1302.71 (a), (b), (b)(1)-(2), (b)(2)(i)-(iv)
- Transitions between programs, 45 CFR § 1302.72 (a)
- Enrolled pregnant women, 45 CFR § 1302.80 (d)
- Prenatal and postpartum information, education, and services, 45 CFR § 1302.81 (a), (b)
Last Updated: February 12, 2019