Collaborating with Families
According to the National Association for the Education of Young
Children (NAEYC), in the position statement on developmentally
appropriate practice (2009), “Practitioners work in collaborative
partnerships with families, establishing and maintaining regular,
frequent two-way communication with them” (p. 23). Trust between home
and school is built over time, starting with the very first phone call
or visit to the program. It is crucial to begin a positive relationship
with your students’ families in order to best support your students.
For this discussion, you will outline a program that you can implement
at your center and with your teachers to foster a strong home-school
relationship throughout the school year.
Include the following:
- One detailed strategy that you can implement the first week of school.
- A monthly strategy/theme from September to June (10 months/10 strategies)
- One benefit you expect to see from your focus