Father Engagement Week

June 3 – June 7, 2013

Fathers and male family members play an important role in the lives of their children, families, and Head Start and Early Head Start communities. To support program efforts to improve partnerships with fathers and the significant men in children’s lives, the Office of Head Start (OHS) will release new fatherhood resources June 3 – June 7. A new resource will be issued each day at noon on the Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC). Please be sure to register for the webinar on Tuesday, June 4 at 3 p.m. EDT.

Father Engagement Week on the ECLKC

Monday, June 3

  • Engaging Fathers, Enhancing Children’s Development, Enriching Families – A Message from Yvette Sanchez Fuentes
  • Father Figures Making a Difference – A blog post

Tuesday, June 4

Wednesday, June 5

  • Best Practices in Family and Community Engagement Video Series: Engaging Fathers, includes a staff learning exercise

Thursday, June 6

  • Las manos de apa, resources to support programs partnering with Latino fathers and their young children

Friday, June 7

  • Young Fathers video, includes a staff learning exercise

Register for the Webinar

In the webinar, Father Engagement Is Everybody’s Business!OHS introduces Head Start Father Engagement: A Birth to Five Programming Guide. Presenters will draw on the Parent, Family, and Community Engagement Framework to identify systems and service strategies for effective father engagement.

Select the link to register: https://ncpfce.ilinc.com/register/wvzccpc

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