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Family Engagement Center

Parent and family engagement in Head Start/Early Head Start (HS/EHS) is about building relationships with families that support family well-being, strong relationships between parents and their children, and ongoing learning and development for both parents and children. CFCS uses the Parent, Family, and Community Engagement (PFCE) Framework as a road map to help guide the progress of families and children outcomes that lead to positive and enduring change for all.

7 FAMILY ENGAGEMENT OUTCOMES

  1. Family Well-being
  2. Parent-Child Relationships
  3. Families as Lifelong Educators 
  4. Families as Learners 
  5. Family Engagement in Transitions
  6. Family Connections to Peers and Community
  7. Families as Advocates and Leaders

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CFCS Inc., strongly encourages parent involvement in their child’s education by asking all parents to partner with us through a pledge and promise to:    

  • Bring their child to class on time and every day because attendance is key to success.
  • Read to their child every night to encourage a love of reading and build their vocabulary.
  • Participate in a yearly orientation, parent meetings, home visits, parent and teacher conferences, and center events.
  • Make a strong effort to volunteer at last 20 hours during the program year.
  • Keep all medical and dental appointments.

Parent Involvement Opportunities include 

Program Governance and Committees

  • Participate in the Policy Council
  • Participate in the Personal Committee  
  • Participate in the Health Advisory Committee
  • Participate in the Parent Education and Training Sessions

Classroom

  • Volunteer in the classroom during daily activities
  • Assist with the programs wide Self-assessment and quarterly site monitoring
  • Classroom clean up and center maintenance
  • Parent Bulletin Board

Home

  • Help teachers prepare for classroom projects
  • Participate in the Families Reading Every Day program

Contact your Family Support Services Worker/ Home Visitor or your child's classroom to learn about the ways you can become involved!