Engagement for Professionals

Early care and education professionals and parents want what is best for children, both in and outside of the early care setting. Family and community engagement focuses on the interactive process that brings together parents and other family members, children, and early childhood professionals at all levels. Everyone works together in partnership in service of children’s learning, healthy development, and well-being. This section provides resources to support professionals in fostering high-quality family and community engagement.

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Promising Practice Spotlight Series

This series illuminates practice innovations in early childhood that connect with families and communities. It features resources and real-world examples of high-quality engagement initiatives.

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Family Engagement in QRIS

View our State of Family Engagement in Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) efforts brief and related materials for a current snapshot of how states have incorporated family engagement into their QRIS programs.

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Family Voices Blog and Vlog Series

Family experiences help program administrators, communities and policymakers identify what works, prioritize the changes needed, and develop innovative strategies to advance a safe, affordable, and high-quality early care and learning system. Tune in each month for new family stories!

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Brain-Building with Vroom

A young child’s brain develops the fastest during their first 5 years of life. At birth, it is the most immature organ in the human body, yet by age 5 it has grown to approximately 90% full adult size. We’ve partnered with Vroom to bring brain science to parents, families, and providers through the vast network of Child Care Resource and Referral agencies to make everyday moments, brain-building moments.

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