Family Engagement

Type
Course
Date of Publication
November 17, 2023
Price
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Overview

Engaging families to become involved in their child's early care and education sets the foundation for that involvement to continue throughout the child’s schooling. Helping families understand the importance of this involvement is critical. Families may not always understand how important they are in the education process, from early care onwards. In this two-hour course, the learner will describe strategies for conducting orientations, holding formal meetings with families, discussing ways to support child development at home, encouraging parent involvement, and determining community resources available to help families and their children.

Course Information

Engaging families to become involved in their child's early care and education sets the foundation for that involvement to continue throughout the child's schooling. Helping families understand the importance of this involvement is critical. Families may not always understand how important they are in the education process, from early care onwards.

In this two-hour course, the learner will describe strategies for conducting orientations, holding formal meetings with families, discussing ways to support child development at home, encouraging parent involvement, and determining community resources available to help families and their children.

After completing this training, participants should be able to:

  • Develop ways to engage families in their children's learning experiences;
  • Create various opportunities to communicate with families about their children's developmental needs, progress, and learning goals;
  • Identify occasions to support families' understanding of child development; and
  • Connect with community organizations that can provide resources to meet families' needs.

The development of this online course was 100% funded by federal Child Care and Development Funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as part of an $8,000,000 grant from the Texas Workforce Commission.

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