Family and Community Partnerships

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Family and Community Partnerships

3 Clock Hours of Early Childhood Education
Strong partnerships with families are built on good communication. Families will communicate their needs to you, and in turn, you will communicate what resources are available. From welcoming parents and children in the morning to saying good-bye at pick-up time, your day will be filled with verbal interactions and conversations with parents, children, and other staff. When teachers understand families as a system and the impact of parenting in early childhood, they are better able to develop partnerships with families and to help create an environment that meets the needs of each child. In this child care course, you will learn the basics about communicating with parents, we will highlight appropriate ways to collect information from families, as well as the ways and opportunities to share information in a caring way.   

Learning Outcomes:
  • List the required licensing postings and interactions that apply to parent communication
  • Explain 2 ways teachers can communicate with parents
  • Summarize the rationale for maintaining confidentiality
  • Summarize how diversity impacts relationships with parents
  • Recognize family-centered practice as a key component of early childhood education

​Washington STARS credit:  Family and Community Partnerships (3 hours)

Unit 4: Building Productive Relationships with Families (3 hours)
  • Infant/Toddler
  • Preschool
  • Family Child Care (Mixed-Age)

Successful Solutions Training in Child Development is a MERIT registered training organization.

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    Posted by Gretchen on 29th Nov 2015

    These online classes are always helpful. I liked the reminder to make sure to include male family members.