Parent, Family & Community Engagement
TRF strives to meet the needs of each child and their family by providing parent activities and encouraging parent participation throughout the program. One of TRF’s goals is to prepare children for the elementary school years by empowering families to participate in many activities such as workshops or trainings which will enable them to be effective advocates and parents. With a primary focus on family self-sufficiency, we help parents to support their child’s school readiness goals and classroom curriculum at home, provide families with support during transition into Head Start and into Kindergarten and opportunities for parents to strengthen their leadership and advocacy skills.
TRF ensures that every child enrolled and before, must have up-to-date immunizations, a current physical and dental exam each year. As part of the programs’ goals, TRF provides health education activities/topics such as asthma, child obesity, childhood lead, childhood diseases, updates on immunization information. TRF screens all children for vision and hearing, and works collaboratively with UCLA Vision to ensure all children have a thorough screening. Heights and weight screenings are done twice a year for each enrolled childas part of the growth assessment. Mobile units are utilized to assist families in updating their child’s immunizations or for the parent. These services are free and highly recommended for families to participate.