My Brother’s Keeper: A Year Later 

3/9/2015

“Helping more of our young people stay on track. Providing the support they need to think more broadly about their future. Building on what works, when it works, in those critical life-changing moments.”

That’s how President Obama explained the My Brother’s Keeper initiative a year ago when it first launched. And in the 12 months since, we’ve seen a tremendous response from people and organizations at all levels that are answering the President’s call to action.

President Obama established My Brother’s Keeper, or MBK, to help close the opportunity gaps faced by too many young people across our country, and by boys and young men of color in particular. At the initiative’s launch, he called for government, businesses, nonprofits, local education agencies, and individuals to step up and do their part to ensure all of our nation’s youth have the tools they need to succeed.

We’re celebrated MBK’s first anniversary with a day focused on the young people and communities at the heart of this program. First, we’re sharing a very special StoryCorps interview between President Obama and Noah McQueen, a D.C.-area high school student and one of our White House mentees. In the interview that aired on the morning of March 2 on NPR, the President and Noah talked candidly with each other about overcoming tough circumstances, rebounding from setbacks, and what it takes to have a successful future.

Source: Administration for Children and Families

Available at: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/blog/2015/03/my-brothers-keeper-a-year-later

Data Book 2013 | KIDS COUNT Data Center

The 2013 KIDS COUNT Data Book provides a detailed picture of how children are faring in the United States. In addition to ranking states on overall child well-being, the Data Book ranks states in four domains: Economic Well-Being, Education, Health, and Family and Community.

Source: KIDS COUNT

Available at: http://datacenter.kidscount.org/publications/databook/2013

17th Annual Virtual Birth to Three Institute: Nurturing the Foundations for Success with Children and Families

May 28 – June 27, 2013

Due to overwhelming demand, additional registration slots have been added for the 17th Annual Virtual Birth to Three Institute (vBTT) webinars, Tracks B – E. Please visit this link to register: http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/tta-system/ehsnrc/btt/register.html

Registration slots are limited and in high demand, so sign up now.

Content Tracks:

  • Track B: Child Health and Prenatal Services
  • Track C: Family and Community Partnerships
  • Track D: Management and Professional Development
  • Track E: Home Visiting and Family Child Care

Who Should Participate?

The vBTT Institute will benefit an array of audience members, including: Head Start, Early Head Start, Migrant and Seasonal Head Start, and American Indian and Alaska Native Head Start program staff, parents, directors, managers, and administrators; T/TA managers; T/TA providers; federal and Regional Office staff; and State Collaboration Offices.

Space is limited. Register today!

17th Annual Virtual Birth to Three Institute

FAQs About the Head Start Parent, Family, and Community Engagement Framework

During the Parent, Family, and Community Engagement Week in September 2011, the Office of Head Start (OHS) received many questions from Head Start and Early Head Start program staff regarding the Parent, Family, and Community Engagement (PFCE) Framework. In response to those questions, OHS and the National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement have created Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About the PFCE Framework, available on the Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC).

Program staff are also encouraged to use the related resource Using the Head Start Parent, Family, and Community Engagement Framework in Your Program: Markers of Progress to help implement the Framework’s suggestions and ideas.

Please continue to send your questions and comments on the PFCE Framework to OHS_PFCE@headstartinfo.org.

Questions for you to consider for comments include:

  • How is your program using the PFCE Framework?
  • How has the PFCE Framework influenced your program planning?
  • How is Using the Head Start Parent, Family, and Community Engagement Framework in Your Program: Markers of Progress reflected in your implementation plan?

We will continue to compile your questions and comments and publish them as updates to the FAQs page.

Coming soon to the ECLKC…the Digital Markers of Progress: An Interactive Web-based Tool to Help You and Your Program Implement the PFCE Framework!

We look forward to hearing from you.

The Launch of the Parent, Family and Community Engagement Framework

Monday, September 26, 2011 – Friday, September 30, 2011 3:00 p.m.

The Head Start Family Engagement Week will feature a series of webcasts and a national conference call to introduce the Parent, Family, and Community Engagement Framework (PFCE Framework). These activities will support your understanding of how the PFCE Framework defines engagement in the context of best program practices and program requirements. During Head Start Family Engagement Week, you will hear from parents, program directors, and staff.

Source: Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center

Available at: http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/tta-system/family/docs/family-community-framework-092111.pdf

Collaboration Offices – Priority Areas

Head Start State Collaboration Directors facilitate collaboration among Head Start agencies and state and local entities as charged by the Office of Head Start in the Regional Office. Find out more about the priority areas.

Source: Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center

Available at: http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/Head%20Start%20Program/State%20collaboration/HSSCO/hssco-priority-areas.pdf