School Readiness

Family 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

In family partnerships, program staff and families build ongoing, reciprocal, and respectful relationships. Program staff value families' unique expertise about their children. Staff engage in regular communication with families to understand their goals for their children and themselves and work toward those goals together.

Families' goals, among others, may include:

  • Obtaining a job
  • Seeking housing stability
  • Advancing their education
  • Developing their own advocacy and leadership skills
  • Contributing their skills and strengths to Head Start and Early Head Start programs

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