Community Relationships

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.

 See Standard 9- Physical Environment