Summer Institutes (Fall Institute)

Family Development and Case Management “Fall Institute” for Head Start Programs will take place on Zoom.

We are doing an Institute “Refresh and Renew” special class based on the PFCE Framework on Zoom. (There are no in-person classes on the California State University campus until further notice.)

Re-energize and renew through a PFCE framework review.

Yes, because of the pandemic you have had more interaction with some parents who had adequate equipment and a good Internet connection, but you also know too many children and parents who fell behind because they did not have in-person interaction. Family workers will get through this, and this process for shedding some of the aggravations of the past year and getting energized for next year can help.

You have been working with parents and children both in a virtual environment and now with some in the classroom. Talk about what needs to be done now and about your plans for the future. Share experiences with your peers. Get ready to re-engage with families on a more intensive basis. Review and renew with the faculty who provide California State University family development classes for Head Start Family Workers. The classes are based squarely on the Head Start performance standards and the PFCE framework of goals and relationship based competencies. We are on the Head Start website of providers of family development certificates.

You will get 12 hours of PFCE framework review and personal renewal. (You can also add college credit through Cal State University.) These classes will take place on Zoom, Tuesdays and Thursday mornings, November 2, 4, 9, and 16. They are three hours each day (with breaks) starting at 8:30 Pacific Time. Register online using the form below.

Please share this with your colleagues. This is also a great “introduction and overview” for new family workers.

The 2021 schedule
from 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time:

Tuesday, November 2
Thursday, November 4

Tuesday, November 9
Tuesday, November 16

All participants get:

  • Training in family development and case management based on the latest in social work theory and practice.

  • Copies of the PowerPoints and other handouts.

  • A certificate of completion related to the Head Start training requirements for family workers.

Registration Fee: $345.00

Substitutions: Substitutions are allowed at any time. Send an email to

To register, fill out the form below and submit it.