Head Start Family Engagement Certification
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We are pleased to announce that the North Carolina Community Action Association, in partnership with Southern University, is offering a Head Start Family Engagement Certification!
Future classes scheduled to begin
May 3, 2021
Designed based on feedback received from Head Start staff across the state of North Carolina, this comprehensive, web-based certification curriculum was developed in response to the Head Start Program Performance Standard §1302.9.
HSPP STANDARD §1302.9.
A program must ensure staff who work directly with families on the family partnership process hired after November 7, 2016, have within eighteen months of hire, at a minimum, a credential or certification in social work, human services, family services, counseling or a related field.
Embedded in each of the eight web-based modules are assignments designed to encourage critical reflection and skill application. Participants will complete one module per week, with the web-based platform allowing them to work at their own pace.
Module 1: History and Foundations of Practice
Module 2: Working with Families in Need
Module 3: An Empowerment Based Approach to Family Engagement and Relationship Building
Module 4: Case Management: Begin with the end in Mind
Module 5: Family Partnership Agreements
Module 6: Goal Setting and Documentation
Module 7: Safety First in Home Visiting
Module 8: Taking Good Care
At the completion of the course, participants should be able to demonstrate increased knowledge of theories and concepts related to family service work, as well as demonstrate increased competence in working with families in need.
Individual Module Cost Total
20% Discount for Certificate (all 8 modules)
Frequently Asked Questions
Family Engagement & Case Management Certification Questions
Is there travel involved for any of your certifications?
Are any materials, books or equipment needed for your certificatons?
Can students access the course anytime?
Yes. Participants may access the course 24 hours/day and 7 days/week. There are no specific times when students must be online.
How are grades determined?
Grading is pass/fail and there are no letter grades. Mastery of the content is demonstrated through written feedback and assignments.
Is there a course facilitator?
Yes. An experienced course facilitator provides feedback based on submitted assignments.
Who should take this course?
Course content is relevant to both new and seasoned staff. All experience levels report learning new and valuable information.
How many hours per week does the course take?
Most students report spending between 1.5 to 4 hours on each module.
Is a Certificate provided?
Upon successful completion of the course, a university sealed certificate is issued from Southern University and A&M College and NCCAA.
Can we pay with a check?
Yes. We accept credit card or check payments. Checks should be made out to and mailed to
Who should I contact for more questions?
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