Supportive partnerships with families are a hallmark of high quality early childhood programs. Children thrive when the adult relationships surrounding them are healthy and strong. The field of early childhood education has moved from a “parent involvement” or “parent communication” paradigm, to a more inclusive and family-centered “partnership” approach. The resources here will help you evaluate your relationships with families and will provide great ideas for strengthening relationships and creating true partnerships with families to support children’s learning. For additional ideas on supporting families, or for help identifying tools on this site that are the best fit for you, contact your Regional Professional Learning Facilitator.