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A Win-Win Partnership: MRE and Head Start.


Marriage and relationship education (MRE), Head Start and Early Head Start are all educational programs that help strengthen families and promote child well-being. Recognizing this, the National Head Start Association and the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) created a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in 2008 to provide a framework for collaboration between ACF Healthy Marriage/Responsible Fatherhood Initiatives and Head Start to provide interested families with MRE services. This Tip Sheet will provide a brief overview of how the two programs, working together, can benefit families and how MRE providers can partner with Head Start programs to deliver services. (Author abstract)