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Professional Development

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

PFCE professional development is important for all staff, regardless of their role. Professional development plans can be aligned with both continuous learning and improvement data, as well as family and community feedback. These plans include training, ongoing supports (e.g., coaching, supervision, recognition of challenges and successes), and information about career options.

When staff members come together as a community, they create a mutually supportive environment for continuous learning and improvement. Families, other community members, and staff can co-design and -lead trainings to strengthen family and community partnerships.

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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Topic:School Readiness

Resource Type: Article

National Centers: Parent, Family and Community Engagement

Last Updated: August 30, 2018