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ZERO TO THREE Comments on Family Engagement

Comments of Patricia A. Cole, Director of Government Relations, and Claire Lerner, LCSW, Senior Parenting Strategist Submitted to the Interagency Policy Board on Early Learning July 22, 2015.

If we care about promoting the long-term healthy development of children, we need to care deeply about their parents, as they have the greatest impact on their child’s development. The better able we are to connect and provide parents with support, resources, and guidance, the greater the positive impact on children. Family engagement is not an add-on, it is an integral component of service provision for all children.


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