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Families and Educators Together: Building Great Relationships that Support Young Children



(5 credit hours)

Level 2   CDA 4    CC 6   Audience – All

Families and Educators Together: Building Great Relationships that Support Young Children [by Derry Koralek, Karen Nemeth, and Kelly Ramsey (Author)]

Home–school relationships have always been a cornerstone of children’s success and well-being. But cultivating positive, supportive partnerships between educators and families is an ongoing process, one that requires reciprocal respect and communication to grow. Use the practical information and ideas in this book to develop and embed a culture of family engagement in all aspects of your early childhood program, from curriculum planning to addressing children’s individual needs, by:
• Creating a welcoming environment for families
• Providing many ways for families to engage in the program and their children’s learning
• Ensuring two-way communication and addressing communication challenges
• Building on learning opportunities families already provide at home
• Supporting diverse home languages and cultures
• Collaborating on community-wide efforts

Family engagement is an essential part of high-quality early childhood education. Creating partnerships with families allows you to get to know the children, and their families and to work with the family to better support the child’s development and learning. This book study and eCourse will help you identify strategies, systems, and resources you can implement in your program to not only build a positive relationship with but also form a partnership with the families of the children you serve.

Participants are responsible for obtaining the books from the public library or by purchasing their own books. The price covers only the cost of the training module and credit hours.

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