Family-Centered Child Care Project

Families are the primary influence in the lives of their children.

Family-centered care is based on the premise that families are the primary influence in the lives of their children. Family-centered programs value and respect the unique characteristics of all members of a child’s family. A family-centered approach to early care and education is important to ensuring healthy child development and school readiness in preschool-age children.

As part of the Family-Centered Child Care Project (FCCCP), centers implement best practices that are designed to improve parent involvement, parent engagement and parent communication, including hosting family events, creating a parent library and organizing parent meetings/open houses. 

Child care centers that have their Texas Rising Star certification are eligible to be part of FCCCP.

Project highlights

  • 28 libraries were created at child care centers, which benefited 748 families and 1,060 children. These libraries provide topical information for families. 
  • Last year, 502 parents and 638 children participated in 29 activity nights.
  • Collaborative for Children held 62 sessions for 398 parents at various child care centers across the Houston area to provide information about their important role in supporting their child’s development, personal growth, understanding the learning process and how children’s education programs function. 

 

Funded by Workforce Solutions