Parent, family, and community engagement means building relationships with families that support family well-being, strong parent-child relationships, and ongoing learning and development of parents and children alike. It refers to the beliefs, attitudes, behaviors, and activities of families that support their children’s positive development from early childhood through young adulthood. Family engagement happens in the home, early childhood program, school, and community and is a shared responsibility with all those who support children’s learning.
Belmont County Head Start encourages parents, guardians, and the family to share their thoughts about the program, so it will be the kind of program they welcome. There are many ways to become involved such as volunteering in the classroom, serving on various committees, or helping behind the scene. When you get involved, everyone benefits!