The United States Department of Health and Human Services is accepting proposals to form a National Center on Parent, Family and Community Engagement. Three million dollars is allocated for the project.
Here is how it is described:
The Center will showcase key research-based strategies related to parent, family and community engagement practices that are positively associated with the development of and learning for children from birth-to-five. The Center will develop and disseminate targeted T/TA strategies for teachers, home visitors, family service workers and other front line staff who have direct contact with parents to support them in working cooperatively with families and provide parents with strategies that support their children’s education. The Center will develop strategies appropriate for linguistically and culturally diverse groups of parents and children in order to ensure that all families have access to high quality early childhood services. The scope of services may include health and nutrition education; medical and dental services; social services; and parent engagement and involvement.
It sounds interesting and potentially useful…