Chapter 4

Comforting Classroom

Culture and Curriculum

In Support of Family/Teacher Partnerships

Partnering with Families

Connecting with Families in the Early Years

Active Listening

How to Communicate with Parents

7 Keys to Good Parent-Provider Communication

Independence or Interdependence?

The Contribution of Documentation in Quality Early Childhood Education

Why Portfolio-Based Assessment Works

Understanding Families/Applying the Family Systems Theory

Meeting Families Where They Live

Child Abuse and Neglect:

Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect

Children with Special Needs:

IDEA

Special Needs Childcare

Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP)

Virtual Lab School:

Infant/Toddler Family Engagement

Child Abuse Reporting

Child Abuse Prevention

Additional Readings

Block, M.N. (2014). Meeting families where they live. Young Children, (March 2014), 92-93.

Christian, L. (2006). Understanding families: Applying family systems theory to early childhood practice. Beyond the journal, (January 2006), 1-8. Retrieved from http://ocw.umb.edu/early-education-development/echd-440-640-eec-language-and-literacy-course/learning-module-1/module-13/UnderstandingFamilies%20Linda%20Garris%20Christian.pdf.

National Association for the Education of Young Children. (2013). What to look for in a program. Retrieved from http://families.naeyc.org/what-to-look-for-in-a-program

Zero to Three. (2004). Getting ready for school begins at birth. Washington, D.C.: Zero to Three. Retrieved from http://www.zerotothree.org/child-development/social-emotional-development/gettingreadyforschoolbeginsatbirth.pdf

Children’s books about families: http://tyc.naeyc.org/articles/pdf/Childrensbooksaboutfamilies.pdf

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