Family Partnership Services

Core Services

Family Partnership (FP) is responsive to the Frederick County community and we involve the participants as equal partners in program development and execution. There is an array of services at Family Partnership. At the heart of the Family Support Center philosophy is the idea of service coordination, interdisciplinary teamwork and viewing families as a total unit. To that end, Family Partnership provides the following core services with details in the tabs below.

  1. Child Development
  2. Adult Education
  3. Parent Education
  4. Health Education
  5. Home Visitation
  6. Youth Services
  7. Peer Support
  8. Service Coordination
  9. Employability Services
  10. -

Child Development Program

Child Development Services are based upon the belief that parent’s are their children’s first and foremost teachers. Parents and children interact in a safe, nurturing and fun environment that reinforces mutual respect, understanding and growth. Each child and parent is valued as a unique person.

By providing developmentally appropriate experiences for both parents and children that strengthen parental and caregiver attachment, we are promoting the optimal physical, social, emotional, cognitive developmental needs of young children while responding to the needs of families.

Infant & Toddler Care & Education

Infants and toddlers are provided with developmentally appropriate care and early education while parents attend classes and activities in the center.

Child Development Activities & Assessments

  • Developmental Screenings - assess specific milestones in a child’s growth and development and are completed with the parent periodically.
  • Teaching Strategies Gold assessment system is used to: document children’s development and learning over time; support, guide, and inform planning instruction; identify children who might benefit from special help, screening, or further evaluation; report and communicate with parents regarding their child’s development and learning; collect child outcome information and provide reports to administrators to guide program planning and professional development opportunities.
  • Individual Learning Plans, Learning and Growth Reports, and Parent Teacher conferences are used to reflect on strengths, interests and identifying specific areas for development. This forms the basis for experiences and interaction between staff, children, and parents in the center as well as at home.
  • Provision of educational take home activities to encourage learning together, build and enhance skills and knowledge for school readiness and an interest in life- long learning.
  • Parent and Child Together (PACT) are daily activities that build positive and meaningful relationships while providing a special time for parents and children to have fun and to learn about each other and about the environment in which they live.