School Readiness

Program Leadership

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

Head Start and Early Head Start program directors, managers, and parent and other leaders set expectations and model effective PFCE practices. Leaders set a clear vision and goals and make sure that program policies, operational procedures, and practices (e.g., hiring) actively promote PFCE. They monitor activities in all of the Program Foundations and Program Impact Areas and make changes when needed to ensure that they are mutually reinforcing. Leaders also advocate for the inclusion of diverse family voices at all levels of the program, including in formal decision-making groups, such as parent committees and Policy Councils.

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