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