Building Powerful Family Partnerships
A new collaboration between Frank Porter Graham's Center to Mobilize Early Childhood Knowledge (CONNECT) and Quality Assist, Inc. offers continuing education courses in the form of free, self-guided, self-paced, online CONNECT Courses for CEU for early childhood teachers.
The newest release is Building Powerful Family Partnerships. This 2.5-hour course shows how to build trusting family-professional partnerships when working with families of young children. Partnership-oriented practices encompass both child and family focuses. They include enhanced communication, high expectations, respect, commitment, equality, and advocacy.
Find out more on the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute website.
Promote Family Engagement
CLASP's Charting Progress for Babies in Child Care's, Promote Family Engagement, provides information on making the case, a bibliography, policy ideas and online resources around promoting family engagement and partnerships between families with infants and toddlers and their child care providers and caregivers.
One of the listed online resources includes The Head Start Parent, Family, and Community Engagement Framework: Promoting Family Engagement and School Readiness, from Prenatal to Age 8. Find out how you can use this information in your outreach to engage families. Visit the CLASP website.
One Number, One Resource
2-1-1 is a FREE, accessible, 3-digit telephone number available to everyone. All residents have easy access to customized health, housing and human services information in one place.
Every hour of every day, someone in Pennsylvania searches for services, from substance abuse treatment to care for a child or an aging parent. By simply dialing 2-1-1, trained information specialists can help by answering questions and connecting callers to thousands of health and human service programs.
2-1-1 is a one-stop resource to get information about community services: no more guessing or unnecessary calls. Visit the 2-1-1 website and find resources in your community.