Improving Systems, Practices and Outcomes

Supporting Family Leaders

Supporting families to participate in decision-making at the programmatic and policy level is addressed by the DEC Recommended Practices (Family Practice 10), as well as the PDF: federal policy statement on family engagement in the early childhood years. These videos were developed to highlight strategies, practices, and approaches for effectively preparing and supporting new, or emerging, family leaders to engage in systems-level advocacy and decision-making. ECTA staff are available to provide technical assistance to help Part C and Part B 619 staff identify strategies for individualizing leadership supports for families of young children. For assistance, please email ectacenter@unc.edu

Sherri Britt Williams

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Keena McCurn

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Mike Adams

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Kelly Meissner

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