PARENT, FAMILY, AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT FRAMEWORK ENGAGING FAMILIES— PRENATAL TO AGE 8
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
ROAD MAP FOR PROGRESS IN ACHIEVING THE KINDS OF OUTCOMES THAT LEAD TO POSITIVE AND ENDURING CHANGE FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES.
The PFCE Framework was developed in partnership with programs, families, experts, and the National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement. It is a research-based approach to program change that shows how an agency can work together as a whole—across systems and service areas— to promote parent and family engagement and children’s learning and development.
Children are ready for school and sustain development and learning gains through third grade
Strengthening Families SEVEN PROGRAM STRATEGIES STRATEGY 1 Facilitate Friendships and Mutual Support STRATEGY 2 Strengthen Parenting STRATEGY 3 Respond to Family Crises STRATEGY 4 Link Families to Services and Opportunities
“ My vision for family engagement is ambitious . . . I want to have too many parents demanding excellence in their schools. I want all parents to be real partners in education with their children’s teachers, from cradle to career. In this partnership, students and parents should feel connected—and teachers should feel supported . . . When parents demand change and better options for their children, they become the real accountability backstop for the educational system.” (May 3, 2010)