The key to establishing and maintaining positive partnerships with parents is effective communication. In this eight-week training module, providers will explore the importance of family communication, diverse family structures, strategies for working with families, methods to care for families, and how to develop strength-based conversations with families.
In this training module, explore lessons and begin to apply that information into your skills and practices; engage in peer-to-peer learning through online discussion forums and live Zoom sessions. Create a focus area statement that will guide your activities towards establishing and maintaining positive partnerships and reflect on your progress towards that vision each week.
This eight-week training module has weekly assignments, including online lessons, discussion forums, and personal reflective journals. 　In addition, there are two (2) live Zoom sessions on Thursday evening of weeks four (4) and seven (7) and a one-on-one support appointment with your trainer (scheduled by you).
The training module will include the book Parent Engagement in Early Learning: Strategies for Working with Families by Julie Powers to provide you with some real-world scenarios you can use in your program. The book is included with registration and will be provided before the course begins for use during the training.
This training module is appropriate for early care and education professionals who care for preschool or school-aged children in center-based and family child care settings.