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.
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.
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.
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)