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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 devvelopment, 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 – chldren 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.

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CDC: Act Early

Find information on how to monitor a child’s development up to the age of 5 years old.

CDC: Parenting Toddlers and Preschoolers

Resources for Parenting. Find information on how to communicate, discipline, and implement structure with your keiki.

Virtual Story Time

Whether it is virtual story time, an online reading challenge for your children, or imagine a story with your LEGO, the Hawaii State Public

Can You Tell Me How to Get to Sesame Street?

Ever want to talk to your children about feelings and emotions but you wanted to get some help?

Kamalama Parenting & Communicating with Respect

Workshops are all held via Zoom. Please call The Parent Line (808) 526-1222 to attend and get the link. Click HERE and HERE for the upcoming workshop topics!
For more workshops, please visit the Parent Line website and look for more virtual parenting workshops.

Family Hui Hawaii: Embracing Your Journey as Your Child’s First Teacher

A child’s early learning years, prenatal to age 8, are a critical time of brain development where children build the foundations for success in life.

CDC School Decision-Making Tool for Parents, Caregivers, and Guardians

Deciding how to go back to school with interactive decision-making tools during the COVID-19 pandemic from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Kamehameha Schools: ‘Ohana Engagement Tools

ʻOhana Engagement resources designed to strengthen the ʻOhana and ʻOhana Engagement Professional. OHAna Resources – activities to help the ʻohana flourish

Child Mind Institute: Supporting Kids During Coronavirus Crisis

As the coronavirus crisis continues, parents everywhere are struggling to keep children healthy and occupied.

Parent’s Guide for Working from Home Alongside Kids Schooling from Home

The Conflict Center has created this helpful guide for parents who are working at home with their children who are schooling from home.

CSSP: Protective Factors Action

Find information on how to strengthen families by promoting new ideas that creates opportunities and better futures for the keikis.

CDC: Essentials for Childhood

Find information on how to create a safe and nurturing environment for keikis.

CDC: Act Early

Find information on how to monitor a child’s development up to the age of 5 years old.

Tips for Families: Coronavirus

Resources for Families During the Pandemic. Tips and information for families to help their keikis going through COVID.

Family Partnership Guidelines for Early Childhood Settings

Early Learning Programs Including Home Visiting. These documents were created for providers to support building family engagement in their programs. They are focused on building healthy relationships.

Kamehameha Schools: ‘Ohana Engagement Tools

ʻOhana Engagement resources designed to strengthen the ʻOhana and ʻOhana Engagement Professional. OHAna Resources – activities to help the ʻohana flourish

DV 101 Fundamentals of Domestic Violence

Basic Domestic Violence Training for Staff who Encounter Domestic Violence