Friday, February 3, 2012

Family Engagement in Early Childhood Resource Guide

The Harvard Family Research Project has released Family Engagement in Early Childhood: A Resource Guide for Early Learning Challenge Recipients. This resource guide is intended to provide the recently announced Race to the Top – Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) grant recipients with a list of resources and tools that will support their efforts to design and implement a family engagement strategy.

As stipulated in the 2011 RTT-ELC competition, grantee states are responsible for increasing access to quality early-learning programs by creating quality standards, developing data and accountability systems, and informing, engaging and supporting families that are involved in early-learning programs. The resource guide includes information about various topics related to family engagement strategies, including:

  • Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Standards for Family Engagement 
  • Training Early Childhood Educators on Family Engagement 
  • Promoting Family Support and Engagement Statewide 
  • Sharing Data with Families 
  • Creating Programs that Engage Families 

This focus on family support and engagement is aligned with CSSP’s Strengthening Families approach, which encourages early-learning professionals and policymakers alike to build strong relationships with parents. This collaboration and parental involvement can help to ensure that parents and early-learning professionals work together to make important decisions that will result in optimal outcomes for children.

To review the Family Engagement in Early Childhood Resource Guide, click here.

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