Family Literacy

Family Connections Newsletter

Family Connections Newsletter (en español)

Welcome to the Family Connections Newsletter provided by the National Head Start Association as a source for information and tools to support Head Start and Early Head Start Families. NHSA brings you a monthly newsletter for families through a partnership with PreschoolFirst, the online assessment and curriculum resource developed by The Source for Learning, Inc.

The Family Connections Newsletter is published monthly, in English and Spanish, for Head Start and Early Head Start programs to reproduce and distribute within their programs.

A group of Head Start/Early Head Start Family Service and Parent Engagement Managers from across the country contributed input about the topics and format. Each issue embeds a "developmental lens" to help parents understand what's appropriate for children at different ages and stages, so that families can better understand their child's current abilities.

Upcoming issues of Family Connections will include topics such as:

  • Healthy food shopping tips
  • The power of praise
  • Safe toys right in your home
  • Wish vs. need
  • Social Media use; screen time in families
  • The many benefits of exercise
  • Talking with young children & language milestones
  • Financial tips & guidance to free tax return preparation