The program establishes relationships with and uses the resources of the children’s communities to support the achievement of program goals. Relationships with agencies and institutions in the community can help a program achieve its goals and connect families with resources that support children’s healthy development and learning.
What to look for in a program:
- The program connects with and uses museums, parks, libraries, zoos, and other resources in the community.
- Representatives from community programs, such as musical performers and local artists, are invited to share their interests and talents with the children.
- The staff develop professional relationships with community agencies and organizations that further the program’s capacity to meet the needs and interests of children and families.