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The Head Start/Early Head [HS/EHS] of Fayette County is pleased to announce its most recent Family Development Credential [FDC] graduating class.

Paula Johnston, Brenda Magill, April Linnell, Brogan DeCarlo, Sue Coller, Lisa Seese, Eric Lilley,Sara Remington, Stacey Delaney and Leslee Wettgen.

In 2013, the HS/EHS program began its first cohort of FDC classes. The FDC™ program collaborates with agencies to teach family workers how to coach families to set and reach their goals for healthy self-reliance. The National FDC Program is offered from the University of Connecticut in a joint partnership with the Center for Culture, Health & Human Development and the Center for Environmental Health & Health Promotion. To earn the FDC™, a front-line worker must take 90 hours of classes based on Empowerment Skills for Family Workers (3rd edition, Forest 2015), complete a portfolio documenting their ability to apply these concepts and skills, and pass a standardized exam.

To date, the HS/EHS program has had 30 participants successfully complete this program. This added credential has helped us build stronger partnerships with the families we serve. This stronger partnership helps support family well-being and helps families to meet their goals for themselves and their children. Research shows that strong, healthy families give their children the best chance at success in school and in life.

For more information on the National Family Development Credential, please visit www.familydevelopmentcredential.org.