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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

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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.

Keiki Heroes Teach Kids How to Stay Safe During the Pandemic

Learn How to Keep Your Child Safe During the Pandemic.

Parallel Parenting

Co-parenting can be difficult when you have an uncooperative, combative, or a narcissistic ex-partner.

Is Your Parenting Style Different from Your Partner’s?

Having different parenting styles can confuse children, as they wonder whose side to take and what the rules are. Here are 8 tips to help parents with differing parenting styles.

Why Do I Get Angry?

Are you unsure why you’re angry? Often times when we feel angry, there are many emotions under the surface like an anger iceberg.

The Five Love Languages

Learn How to Improve Your Relationships. Take the quiz and have a better understanding of your primary love language and how you can use it to build meaningful relationships.

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 English, Spanish, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Russian, Urdu, Arabic, Bangla, French and Korean.

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.

Keiki Safety Tips

Learn how to keep your children safe while they’re at home or while they’re traveling.

The Free Vroom App – Building Healthy Brains with Your Children

Use the free Vroom app to get tips on healthy brain development for your children from birth to age five.

Early Childhood Development Milestones

Learn about your child’s developmental milestones from birth to age five and how your child plays, learns, acts, speaks and moves.

Raising Healthy Kids with Very Well Family

Tips and information to help raise happy and healthy children at different stages of their development. Child development milestones

How You Can Help Someone Who is Being Abused or Neglected

What should I do if someone
is being abused or neglected? This tip sheet will provide you with more information about what child abuse and neglect is and what to do if you or a friend isn’t safe.

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