CDA Area: Building productive relationships with families
The children in today’s early childhood classroom are more culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse than ever. As a teacher, your challenge is to partner with each family through recognizing their individual strengths, concerns, priorities, and resources. Learn practical ways to connect with families from varied cultural and language backgrounds and abilities.
Gain new strategies for creating a home-school link to support learning.
Create a richer learning environment by integrating unique family cultural perspectives.
Learn ways to encourage family participation in decision making. Learn strategies to develop families as resources.
Communicate the message that all families are valued members of the learning community.
From improving children s school readiness to encouraging positive engagement with peers, promoting student academic achievement, increasing graduation rates, and helping reduce the negative impact of poverty, the benefits of engaging families early will impact the young children in your care long after they leave your classroom.