Empowering Family-Teacher Partnerships: Building Connections Within Diverse Communities prepares students to work collaboratively with families and community professionals in support of children’s early and middle childhood education and development. Students are invited to develop a personal philosophy of family involvement to guide their work with families and to join a community of learners in relying upon their collective insights and problem-solving skills to address family involvement challenges.

Creating a Welcoming Environment for Families

Creating a welcoming environment for families

The importance of creating a welcoming classroom environment has been mentioned a number of times in this textbook—and for good reason. Families who feel welcomed in their children's classrooms are more likely to attend and actively participate in parent-teacher conferences and other ...

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