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FAMILY ENGAGEMENT

We believe that family engagement is critical to the success of children. Our Family Engagement Coordinator is available to provide one-on-one support to families to meet their individual needs. Our Family Engagement Coordinator also works to support child care providers to strengthen their family engagement practices.

WHAT IS FAMILY ENGAGEMENT?

The genuine strengths-based relationship between families, programs, and the community sharing responsibility to support the positive development of children and families.

 

  1. Families are engaged in regular, two-way communication.

  2. All families have the capacity to support their child and are respected for their individual strengths.

  3. Families are honored as the expert and first and most influential teacher of their child.

  4. Partnerships with families are based on mutual trust, respect and appreciate for individual cultures, values, and languages.

  5. Families are invited to actively participate and are include in goal setting/decision-making for their child.

WHY IS FAMILY ENGAGEMENT IMPORTANT?

Family engagement helps kids feel connected to their caregivers, family and community. Kids who are connected feel safe, secure, and supported. Connected children can, grow, learn, and thrive! Family engagement helps parents and other caregivers feel connected to their children and community. 

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FAMILY ENGAGEMENT IN CHILD CARE FACILTIES

Family engagement in child care facilities refers to the partnership between families and the facility to support the growth, learning, and development of the child. This could include involvement in activities and programs and input around planning, development, and evaluation. 

FAMILY ENGAGEMENT FOR FAMILIES

Family engagement is a crucial piece in supporting children. Families are their children's first and forever teachers and have the best insight on what their child needs!  When families are engaged they feel  connected to their children and community. 

OUR FAMILY ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR CAN CONNECT YOU TO:

  • Child and Family Related Resources

  • Pregnant/Parenting Resources and Services

  • Housing Resources

  • Food and Nutrition Resources

  • Medical Resources

  • Transportation Resources

  • Financial Resources

  • Special Needs Resources

  • Legal Resources

  • Behavioral/Mental Health Resources

  • Crisis Intervention Resources

  • Veteran’s Resources