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Families and Communities

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  • The research-based Parent, Family, and Community Engagement (PFCE) Framework for Early Childhood Systems is a guide to understanding the collaborative relationship between parents and early childhood systems, programs, providers, family caregivers, and community service providers to promote...

    Father-friendly environments can help create chances for engagement. Create an environment fathers will want to be a part of by considering what they see, hear, and feel when they walk into your program.

    NCASE is pleased to share a new resource designed for summer program providers that may be interested in serving families who use subsidies but are not overly familiar with CCDF....

    On Thursday, March 29, 2018 the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE) hosted a webinar introducing a first ever series of national and state/territory data profiles with information about school-age children served through the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF).

    This resource introduces a vision for engaging families as consumers of early childhood and school-age care and education services and explains how this vision relates to consumer education and family engagement.

    Enhance your knowledge around family homelessness and the McKinney-Vento Homelessness Assistance Act's definition of "homeless" as it refers to children and youth.

    This video, which is also a part of the School-Age Consumer Education Toolkit, shows the importance of afterschool and summer care for families. Telling the story of school-age child care through data and details about the...

    QRIS quality standards are used to assign ratings to programs that participate in QRIS, providing parents and the public with information about each program’s quality.

    Use this tip sheet to identify the signs of depression. It can be shared with parents so that they learn how to take care of themselves and seek help when necessary.