What We Work For
We unite the early care and education field in a shared vision for building relationships with families and communities.
Family engagement is essential to high quality services for all children in early care and education. From the beginning of life, families nurture their children and the capacities they will need to be ready for school. At the National Center on Parents, Family, and Community Engagement (NCPFCE), we inform policies and practices that promote collaborative relationships between parents and early childhood professionals. We work to achieve positive, enduring change for children, families, and communities.
How We Do It
CSSP—along with the Brazelton Touchpoints Center, Child Trends, and Child Care Aware of America, Inc.—make up NCPFCE, a national consortium of partners committed to working collaboratively to improve family engagement across the early care and education field.
We develop, disseminate, and deliver resources, training, and technical assistance on parent, family, and community engagement for the early childhood development field. Our primary audiences include the Head Start, Early Head Start and child care communities; regional and state training and technical assistance networks; and child care administrators in states, territories, and tribes. We collaborate with other national centers in the Administration for Children and Families Early Childhood Training & Technical Assistance System to support family well-being and children’s early learning and healthy development.
Our mission is to build the capacity of the early childhood development field to strengthen relationships with families and community partners. Together, we work to achieve outcomes that promote children’s school readiness and healthy development.