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These documents were created for providers to support building family engagement in their programs. They are focused on building healthy relationships.

Family Partnership Guidelines for Early Childhood Settings

The six key princlicples described in this document are aligned with the new Family / School Partnership Standards by the Hawaii department of Education and will hopefully result in shared expectations for famlies and staff across the P-3 continuum.

1. Family Partnership Guidelines for Home-Visiting Programs

Federal and State Administration, policy makers and other stakeholders are raising expectations that young children be school ready, and see home visiting as one of several strategies embedded in a quality early childhood system that promotes maternal and child health, safety and development, as well as strong partent-child relationships.

2. Quality Child Care for Registered Home-Based Providers

Welcoming Families & Speaking Up for Each Child:

The evidence is clear from more than two decades of research – children whose famlies are involved in their care and education experience greater success in school and in life.

Communicating Effectively & Supporting Success:

Families and providers engage in effective reciprocal ongoing communications to support the success of children in their care. Families and child care providers continuously partner to support learning and healthy development both at home and in the family child care.

Sharing Decision Making & Partnering with Community:

Educaiton policy makers and other stakeholders are raising expectations that young children be school ready, and that all students be prepared for careers, college and lifelong learning.

Other Articles for Families

Other Service Provider Articles

Aloha at Home- emotion videos for children on sesame street

Help Children Learn Emotions with Sesame Street

Learn about emotions together with your children with Sesame Street’s videos. Videos will help get the conversation started.

Everyone Experiences Stress

Keeping your family strong – Every family experiences stress, and the Child Welfare Information Gateway has compiled some resources to help parents weather the stress so they can remain strong when things get tough.

How Every Child Can Thrive by Five

Molly Wright is seven years old and is one of the youngest speakers for TED Talks. She asks us, what if a game of peek-a-boo could change the world?

Talking to Children about Race, Ethnicity, Culture

Not sure where to begin with talking to your children about race, culture and enthnicity? Seseme Street is a great place to help begin the conversation.

How to Talk to Kids About Racial Violence

It’s everywhere, and yet, do we know how to talk to our kids about racial violence, police brutality, and racial injustice?

Covid-19 Parental Resources

Information to families to help give a better understanding of how Covid-19 may be affecting their social, emotional and mental health.

Resources for Special Needs Children in Hawaii

SPIN provides latest information that is happening in Hawai’i to families and providers regarding educational service, healthcare, and more.

Covid-19 Resources for Families with Autism

Autism Speaks provides educational resources and support for families and providers with autism. Tools and resources are recommended by the Covid-19 Autism Research Community Task Force.

Support for New Parents in Hawaii

Breastfeeding and Support for New Parents in Hawaii. Nest For Families provides a network for local parents to connect with other families to get support for breastfeeding and any of the struggles new parents face. Get texts and phone calls to help you through your first years as a parent.

Parenting After Divorce

More often than not, co-parenting doesn’t work for divorced parents due to unresolved conflicts and/or lack of communication.

Toxic Stress at Work and in our communitites in Hawaii, a talk by Dr. Sarah Watamura

How to Prevent Toxic Stress at Work and in Our Communities in Hawaii

Sept 16, 2021 – How Toxic Stress Affects Hawaii’s Workforce and Communities – Dr. Sarah Watamura speaks on how toxic stress affects our workforce and community today in Hawaii, and how to prevent it.

Everyone Experiences Stress

Keeping your family strong – Every family experiences stress, and the Child Welfare Information Gateway has compiled some resources to help parents weather the stress so they can remain strong when things get tough.

How Every Child Can Thrive by Five

Molly Wright is seven years old and is one of the youngest speakers for TED Talks. She asks us, what if a game of peek-a-boo could change the world?

Toxic Stress and the Science of ACEs

July 14, 2021 – This is the second webinar in a series that explores the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Toxic Stress.

How to Talk to Kids About Racial Violence

It’s everywhere, and yet, do we know how to talk to our kids about racial violence, police brutality, and racial injustice?

Child Developmental Milestones in 10 Languages

It’s important to act early if you have concerns about your child’s behavior or development. These easily downloadable pdfs on child development are available in 10 languages.

Resources for Special Needs Children in Hawaii

SPIN provides latest information that is happening in Hawai’i to families and providers regarding educational service, healthcare, and more.

Covid-19 Resources for Families with Autism

Autism Speaks provides educational resources and support for families and providers with autism. Tools and resources are recommended by the Covid-19 Autism Research Community Task Force.

Support for New Parents in Hawaii

Breastfeeding and Support for New Parents in Hawaii. Nest For Families provides a network for local parents to connect with other families to get support for breastfeeding and any of the struggles new parents face. Get texts and phone calls to help you through your first years as a parent.

Keiki Heroes Teach Kids How to Stay Safe During the Pandemic

Learn How to Keep Your Child Safe During the Pandemic.