Updates From Your SOS
Families are the child's first teachers and are the link between the educational setting and home. A strong connection between child care personnel and families is critical for building a positive environment for young children and allowing children to feel more secure, confident, and self-assured. It is best for children when caregivers build relationships with families based on mutual trust, respect, and willingness to involve them as full partners. Everyone, but especially children, benefits when providers and families work together.
Family Partnership ideas/Resources:
Respect and adapt communication methods of children and family languages and cultures.
Welcome families to the program and also host family events with guest speakers or special activities.
Have a system for sharing information with families, hold parent meetings, welcome families to participate in policy development, conduct conferences, and have a family resource area available.
Working with Families Inventory
Pyramid Model Resources
Involve Families https://www.cecpd.org/media/2017/11/03/Over%2050%20Ideas%20to%20Involve%20Families%20in%20Your%20Child%20Care%20Program_.pdf
Family Bulletin Boards
Parent Conferences https://www.cecpd.org/media/2017/06/29/Conducting%20a%20Successful%20Parent%20Conference.pdf