• January 2014
  • Vol. 15, No. 1

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Head Start Father Engagement Program Guide

Recognizing that father engagement is an essential component of family engagement, the Office of Head Start, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, produced a guide offering strategies for implementing father engagement programming across systems and services. The guide addresses serving expectant fathers and fathers of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers and is designed for all Head Start staff. Other service providers who work with fathers, including teachers, home visitors, or parent leaders, may also find the guide useful.

The guide is divided into three parts: (1) the foundations of father engagement programming, (2) program impact areas of father engagement, and (3) a toolkit. Related resources also are included. This new resource builds on the Office of Head Start's Parent, Family and Community Engagement Framework.

The Head Start Father Engagement Birth to Five Programming Guide is available here:

http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/tta-system/family/docs/father-engage-programming.pdf (2 MB)

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