Parents and Family members are the "forever" people in a child's
life. They will shape their child's sense of self, others and the world.
                                                      --www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ohs


 
Parent, Family, and Community Engagement
 
In Head Start and Early Head Start programs,  parent,  family, and community engagement means building relationships with families that support family wellbeing, strong parent-child  relationships,  and ongoing learning and development of parents  and children alike. Head Start realizes that families play a critical role in helping their child to be ready for school and for a lifetime of academic success.
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Head Start programs across Alabama are using the Parent, Family, and Community Engagement (PFCE) Framework  as a road map for progress in achieving outcomes that lead to positive changes in the lives of children and families.

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THE HEAD START PARENT, FAMILY, AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT FRAMEWORK:  PROMOTING FAMILY ENGAGEMENT  AND SCHOOL READINESS, FROM PRENATAL TO AGE 8

THE HEAD START PARENT, FAMILY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT FRAMEWORK (PFCE)