July 16, 2014
2:00 pm Eastern Time
CEO, Consultant, Author
This session is part of the Follett Growing Readers Series
Imagine walking into a new restaurant without knowing what the restaurant served. How would you know if the restaurant was appropriate for you and your family and how to plan your meal? Walking into a new early learning setting can be a similar experience for families and teachers. You may assume teachers know how to engage families and families know how to navigate the program, but they both need clear expectations. The answer is that your program needs a parent engagement menu.
A thoughtfully designed menu of opportunities and strategies can help parents know what to expect and guide your staff member’s interactions with parents. Setting the table for strong relationships with families begins with defined expectations, clear communication, and a welcoming atmosphere.
•Assess your current practices:
– Are there sound practices already in place? Where can you refine and improve?
-Do you have the planning time, professional development, and materials the teachers need to help parents succeed?
– Does your menu address the early learning state standards, learning frameworks, quality rating system requirements you need to address?
•Take the cultural temperature:
– Are parents contributing to their children’s learning and development?
– How does your program encourage and support parent involvement?
– Do the staff and families engage in two way communication?
• Take the next steps:
– Gather resources and professional development to improve your parent communication and involvement program.
Attend this session and you will be entered to win a CUSTOM Door prize from Follett Early Learning!
When you attend the Growing Readers Series webinars, you will automatically have a chance to win a collection of books and/or other resources customized to your specifications with the personalized expert guidance of the literacy specialists at Follett Early Learning.
All sessions are 1.5 hours long, and include a brief announcement from our sponsor.
2:oo PM – 3:30 PM Eastern Time.
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