The National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement (NCPFCE) was established to strengthen the capacity of Head Start, Early Head Start, and child care communities to achieve positive, enduring outcomes for the children and families they serve. NCPFCE's goal is to promote exemplary practices for family and community engagement in support of children’s school readiness and healthy development; parent leadership and advocacy; family economic mobility; community partnerships; individualized support for families; and staff-family relationships that are equitable and culturally and linguistically responsive. NCPFCE's primary audiences include Head Start, Early Head Start, and child care communities; regional and state training and technical assistance networks; and child care administrators in states, territories, and tribes. NCPFCE collaborates with other national centers in the Administration for Children and Families Early Childhood Training & Technical Assistance System to achieve its goals.
This project will conduct evaluation activities for the Region I FEM Academy, as well as support the ongoing operations and project management tasks. The evaluation data collection will focus on the post-academy phase, including a 6-month follow-up. The findings from the evaluation will be compiled into summary evaluation reports.