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National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement

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Welcome to the National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement (NCPFCE).  We are jointly administered by the Office of Head Start (OHS) and the Office of Child Care (OCC). NCPFCE supports family well-being, effective family and community engagement, and children’s school readiness.

Our partners include the Brazelton Touchpoints Center; Child Care Aware of America, Inc.; Center for the Study of Social Policy; and Child Trends.

We look forward to providing all early childhood providers with the highest quality resources, training, and technical assistance to enhance knowledge, skills, and practice in family engagement. 

Explore the NCPFCE webpage and its list of topics to find information about our work related to relationship-based practice, school readiness, early learning, and measuring your program’s progress.

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Practice partnering with families

Child care programs can practice partnering with families in a safe virtual environment. Staff will learn to make intentional choices about what to discuss with family members and how to respond to their feedback. This simulation is recommended for all early childhood professionals.

Fatherhood

Explore the Fatherhood Connection resource flash to enhance fatherhood engagement in child care programs. This resource provides early childhood staff with information that can be quickly applied in any early childhood settings.

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Practice partnering with families in a safe virtual environment.

Explore the Fatherhood Connection resource flash to enhance fatherhood engagement in child care programs. This resource provides early childhood staff with information that can be quickly applied in any early childhood settings. ​