- Date of Publication
- July 7, 2021
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Course Information When early care and education teachers partner with children's families, children are empowered to learn and grow. This course explores:methods used to communicate different types of information to familiesways families can become involved with their child's programbarriers to family involvementthe impact of stress on familieshow to identify and share community resources to help support familiesFunding for this 6-hour training course was provided by the Workforce Solutions as part of their Early Care and Education Quality Improvement initiative.
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