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Policy

Parents are involved in the identification and use of family and community resources to meet the basic life support needs of the family.

Procedure

  1. Parents are provided or made aware of available community resources such as adult classes, financial assistance programs, employment counseling, parenting resours and others as identified by families. All of these will bocumented in WebCAF as provided.
  2. Each family receives a comprehensive Resource Directory at orientation with instructions on how to use it to access information / services.
  3. On home visits and other opportunities as they arise, staff will give referrals based on needs the families have identified in the Family Partnership Survey process.
  4. Program consultants will regularly send information on other opportunities for education, community collaboration and resource/referral. These are posted on parent bulletin boards, agency computer portal and referenced at parent events, home visits, and in monthly newsletters. (see Site Classroom Newsletter policy)

This policy complies with Head Start Performance Standard 45 CFR Section 1304.40.
It was approved by Policy Council on September 9, 1997. August 2013. August 2014
Updated June 25, 2002. July 2014
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