S-FI-04: Community Resources

This measure focuses on community resources available and accessible to parents, which must be accurate, up-to-date, and credible. Some examples of community resources include a resource library, a room or designated area to store resources, bulletin boards, a social media page or website, and program events and training opportunities. Resources and services that are not local are not considered community resources.

Category: Category 3: Program Administration Subcategory: Family Involvement


In this section you will find videos, images, and/or documents that can be used to better understand this measure. These examples can also be used in conversations between mentors, directors, and/or teachers to discuss how the program's current practices compare to these examples.

Family Engagement Bag Message
Example Document

This letter is an example of a message program leaders can provide in a bag or container filled with take-home activities. The activities, along with a message or letter with instructions, assist families with a better understanding of how to use the materials at home.

Age(s): Preschool

Practice Opportunities

These resources include tips, strategies, activities, or specific tools related to this measure that programs can put into practice.

CIRCLE Activity Collection: Family

The CIRCLE Activity Collection: Family (CAC) translates child development research into practice by providing a variety of hands-on activities that families can do at home. The CAC allows families to learn more about the growth and development of their child. The CAC: Family is freely available to the public through CLI Engage.

Age(s): Infant, Toddler, Preschool, School-age
Family Engagement Resources

The family engagement resources, such as event preparation checklists and goal-setting forms, make the most of procedures programs already have in place. Program leaders can keep a record of their complete forms, like the family event preparation checklists, as evidence of families being encouraged to participate in program-related events and have a role in making decisions regarding their child’s experience.

Age(s): Preschool
Texas WIC

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) provides support and inspiration to families to have healthy eating habits, have a healthy pregnancy, and raise children. Offering these resources in the program’s resource library or virtually to families supports whole child development and the overall health and safety of the child.

Age(s): Infant, Toddler, Preschool, School-age