PFCE: Parent, Family and Community Engagement Framework
As you know the Office of Head Start has recently issued several publications
and informational videos on the new Parent, Family, and Community Engagement (PFCE)
framework. We have added the PFCE framework to the
Summer Institutes for
Family Development taking place on the campus at the University of
California from June 19-22, and at the San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf Holiday
Inn from July 25-27.
The college credit courses and the Certificate in Family Development from the
California State University East Bay are designed to provide the latest in
knowledge and skills development to enable your Head Start/Early Head Start
program to (a) meet and exceed the performance standards and other requirements
from OHS, and (b) provide the best services possible based on the latest in
research and field practices in social work and human development. You and
your team will benefit from the PFCE information we have added to this training
experience. We have:
- Created an annotated
bibliography of all of the new PFCE materials, both written and videos.
Printed the key
documents for inclusion in the Summer Institute three-ring binder of handouts,
and for use in the individual classes.
Added a walk-through
of these materials to the opening session, using hotlinks to go to the OHS
website as appropriate.
Updated the courses
to reflect the key elements of the PFCE framework. The portions of the
PFCE framework that are related to each class will be covered in the class.
Created a table as a
new tool to understand the relationships between the PFCE framework and
IM-HS-01-08, Head Start Family Worker Training and Credentialing.
Created a table that
is a meaningful tool for showing the relationships between the PFCE framework,
the performance standards, and related questions on the monitoring protocol.
In summary, we have been actively tracking all the new requirements and
materials for the PFCE framework for use in the Summer Institutes. Our
goal is to provide you and your team with a comprehensive educational and
training experience that you can apply to help achieve the desired results of