KCELC | Family Engagement Principles

Family engagement principles

Create opportunities for family leadership, resilience, community building and healthy social networks.

Engage in listening and dialogue with families to ensure that programs are flexible and continually responsive to emerging family and community needs and interests.

Advocate with families for services and systems that are equitable, responsive, and accountable to the families served.

Include families in setting direction, creating strategies, and making decisions.

Honor the role of parents/family members as their children’s first and most important teachers.

Respect and build upon the presence of individual and family strengths and capacities.

Value families’ cultural, racial and linguistic identities.

Support the growth and development of all family members: adults, youth and children.

Partner with families in relationships based on equality and respect.

Dedicated to eliminating inequities within early learning systems

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