Family Engagement:

Course Number
OLFamilyEngagement3hrCHOICES
Overview
Family Child Care providers will develop individual relationships to foster learning by including families into their program. Creating & implementing events that encourage relationship building with families. Follow up visits with the provider offering guidance on family engagement. 
Objective
2. Family and Community Relationships
2.1 Respects families and is responsive to language, culture, family characteristics, needs, concerns, and priorities.
d. Recognizes and acknowledges that culture, language, socioeconomic factors, support systems, and special needs may influence how families nurture their children.
i. Recognizes the benefits of inclusion for children, families, early childhood professionals, and communities.
k. Shares community resources based on families' needs, including information about developmental delays and disabilities.
l. Engages in respectful, goal-oriented partnerships with families to promote parent-child relationships and family well-being.

2.2 Communicates regularly, respectfully, and effectively with families
d. Communicates regularly with families to share accomplishments of the child, answer questions, and discuss activities and progress.
i. Uses surveys or other measurement tools to gather information and feedback from families.

2.3 Provides families with opportunities to learn and develop skills to help children achieve desired outcomes within the program, at home, and in the community.
b. Empowers families to find ways to support their children as they develop.
c. Promotes interaction between families and community
f. Empowers and coaches families to implement easy-to-use tools and strategies at home that achieve desired outcomes and goals.

2.4 Helps connect families with needed resources and services
a. Plans conferences, events, and activities that are based on family interest and schedules them for times that are convenient for families. 
b. Provides opportunities for family-to-family gatherings and events.


Additional Information
Agenda

Ice Breaker
Why First Impressions are Important.
Partnership between School and Families
Building Relationship from the Ground Up.
Learning About One Another.
Relationship Impact Children.
Communication with Families.
Participation and Engagement.
Communication with Families.
Resources for Families.
Course Hours
3.00

Scheduled Event(s) for this Course
REQUIRES REGISTRATION Overview
Family Child Care Providers will develop individual relationships to foster learning by including families into their program. Creating and implementing events that encourage relationship building with families. Follow-up visits with the provider offering guidance on family engagement.




Objective(s)
2. Family and Community Relationships
2.1 Respects families and is responsive to language, culture, family characteristics, needs concerns, and priorities.
d. Recognizes and acknowledges that culture, language, socioeconomic factors, support systems, and special needs may influence how families nurture their children.
i. Recognizes the benefits of inclusion for children, families, early childhood professionals, and communities.
k. Shares community resources based on families' needs, including information about developmental delays and disabilities.
l. Engages in respectful goal-oriented partnerships with families to promote parent-child relationships.

2.2 Communicates regularly, respectfully, and effectively with families 
d. Communicates regularly with families to share the accomplishments of the child, answer questions, and discuss activities and progress.
i. Uses surveys or other measurement tools to gather information and feedback from families.

2.3 Provides families with opportunities to learn and develop skills to help children achieve desired outcomes within the program, at home, and in the community.
b. Empowers families to find ways to support their children as they develop.
d. Encourages families to use services for children in the community.
f. Empowers and coaches families to implement easy-to-use tools and strategies at home that achieve desired outcome and goals.

2.4 Helps connect families with needed resources and services
a. Plans conferences, events, and activities that are based on family interest and schedules them for times that are convenient for families.
b. Provides opportunities for family-to-family gatherings and events.

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