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Parent, family, and community engagement (PFCE) is essential to meeting children’s school readiness and later school success. Harvard Family Research Project (HFRP) promotes an integrated and comprehensive approach to engagement in early childhood settings where PFCE:
In order to support this approach, our early childhood work is built around a framework* that includes six areas of practice that are key to affecting child and family outcomes:
In order for these practices to be effective, however, they must be built on strong program foundations. These key program foundation areas are:
The areas of practice and program foundations exist in support of building capacity for quality ECE programs. HFRP works to do this by:
*This framework is derived from our partnership with the Office of Head Start National Center for Parent, Family, and Community Engagement.
Parent, Family, and Community Engagement is essential to meeting early childhood care and education goals such as school readiness and high-quality programs. Harvard Family Research Project strives to advance an integrated and comprehensive approach to family and community engagement in early childhood settings. To this end, we:
Below you will find the list of topics we explore in our early childhood education publications and resources. To help you more easily find information relevant to your work, we have provided the definition of each topic. Click here to view all of our early childhood education publications and resources.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
BUILDING CAPACITY FOR QUALITY PROGRAMS