All families have the opportunity to participate in individual goal setting during their enrollment in Early Head Start. The goals are based upon families’ interests and choices. Early Head Start staff are available to assist in goal development and to support achievement of these goals.
Families are encouraged to develop goals that are S.M.A.R.T. – Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relative, and Timely!
If a family has goals with another agency, new goals do not have to be created at Early Head Start. Existing goal plans will be supported.
Early Head Start goals are written on Family Partnership Agreement forms and both families and staff keep copies of the agreement.
The following are examples of goals parents often develop: to get a job, to complete school, to repair credit, to buy a house, to buy a car, to get insurances, etc.