FCM75Regardless of size or composition, the Family and Community Partnerships (Engagement) Unit holds families in high, unconditional, positive regard in the effort of engaging parents in all Head Start/Early Head Start activities that promote preparing children for future learning beyond the program – “School Readiness.”


Skill development or family development is promoted through the following elements (initiatives) within the Parent Family Community Engagement Framework:Family Services

  • Family Well-Being
  • Positive Parent/Child Relationships
  • Families as Lifelong Educators
  • Families as Learners
  • Family Engagement in Transition
  • Family Connections to Peers and Community
  • Families as Advocates and Leaders

Parent Handbook

The Friends of Children of Mississippi, Inc. Parent Handbook outlines parent rights and responsibilities, transportation policies and procedures, and a framework for successful communication between parents and the Head Start/Early Head Start program. The following links are to PDF versions of the handbook in both English and Spanish. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open and print the files:

Parent Handbook English

Parent Handbook Spanish

Head Start and Early Head Start Recruitment

Friends of Children of Mississippi, Inc. is currently conducting open enrollment for the 2015-2016 school year.   We are a reputable early childhood education/family focused provider with 48 years of experience in working with children and families. If you are interested in your child receiving a quality preschool education, we encourage you to make an application at a Head Start/Early Head Start Center near you. We look forward to the opportunity to work with and serve you.

Recruiting Children Flyer (English)

Recruiting Children Flyer (Spanish)

Benefits of Head Start

Center listing and local points of contact

The above material is in portable document format (PDF).  You will need a viewer such as Adobe's Acrobat Reader to open the files.