Family Engagement Planning Guide

At your Head Start program, you and your colleagues work continuously to identify and address the needs of your families. You design family engagement plans that support each family’s wellbeing and offer knowledge and skills about child development and parenting.

Parent Gauge helps you measure the impact of these family engagement efforts and continuously improve across all the dimensions of the PFCE Framework.

Using Parent Gauge is easy.

Planning processes for implementing Parent Gauge and following data management best practices ensure results are complete and informative. This Planning Guide outlines how to keep Parent Gauge implementation simple and effective so you receive the greatest benefit from your work.

Parent Gauge is a family engagement assessment tool designed specifically for Head Start and Early Head Start programs. The tool measures the parent experience and the impact of your program's engagement efforts.

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