Number of unique resources found: 10
Description: In the interest of better serving the needs of Spanish-speaking families and professionals who work with them, Child Welfare Information Gateway developed this glossary to ensure consistency and cultural relevance in our publications. By making this document available to others, we hope to support other organizations that are also striving to improve their communications and to promote, where possible, consistency throughout the child welfare field. The Child Welfare Information Gateway has also provided a Spanish to English version accessible through the same website.
Description: This fact sheet offers useful guidelines for friends, relatives and caregivers who wish to share a concern about a child's development with the child's parent.
Description: This fact sheet outlines four important steps for sharing a concern about your child's development with a Physician.
Description: This fact sheet includes information for physicians to consider when discussing concerns about a child's development with a parent, and offers tips to improve communication.
Author: Roach, Mary; Edie, David; Riley, Dave; Adams, Diane
Description: This brief discusses how we can strengthen families through early care and education. It looks at which family centered practices are most often used by centers. It shows that high quality programs offer more family centered services and that additional funding specifically targeted towards family connections can make a difference in this area.
Description: Nibbles for Health was developed for child care center staff and parents of young children enrolled in child care centers. This kit offers child care center staff guidance on conducting discussions with parents in three "sharing sessions" and accompanying posters. Also contained in the kit are 41 reproducible newsletters that staff can provide to parents to address many of the challenges they face.
Author: Allen, Rose (5 more by this author); Trish Olson
Description: This online newsbrief provides information to parents who are considering using a family child care provider. Knowing the ground rules is important to a successful relationship with a child care provider. Parents can avoid misunderstandings if they know who is responsible for what. Some providers may have a written contract and/or a written set of rules that they make available to parents. Others may even keep a copy on file and go over it with parents when a new child enters their care.
Description: To support the Race to the Top--Early Learning Challenge (RTTT-ELC) states in their efforts--along with other states, districts, and local programs interested in expanding their family engagement work--Harvard Family Research Project produced this list of resources about engaging and supporting families with young children.
Description: This framework is a vital tool for early childhood education and care providers seeking to build effective engagement strategies. While the framework is intended for Head Start and Early Head Start programs, its lessons are useful and applicable to a much broader audience of early childhood programs.
This framework outlines an approach to building solid foundations for successful parent and family engagement in three areas: Program Leadership, Continuous Improvement, and Professional Development. The framework also outlines the need to develop solid engagement strategies in four “Impact Areas”: Program Environment, Teaching and Learning, Family Partnerships, and Community Partnerships.
Description: This spotlight is based on a presentation at Head Start's Fifth National Research Conference. A study of parent involvement in the Smart Start early childhoood initiative of North Carolina, researchers studied how parents are currently involved in making decisions.