Program Profile: Montgomery County Community College Children’s Center in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
The Montgomery County Community College Children’s Center meets the needs of its diverse families, which include faculty, college staff, students, and community members—some coping with significant challenges.
Family Engagment Program Practices
Family Participation in Program-Level Decision Making
Program staff also faciliate two-way communication by using technology to engage families. For example,
Staff extend multiple invitations to social events using multiple means of communication. Examples of events include
The popular Grandparent/Grandfriend Day is another example of how the program incorporates knowledge about its families in its programming. Ravaçon says, “Since many of our families are three generations within the same household, this program is intended to strengthen the partnerships/connections within the family and between all family members and our staff, all on behalf of the children.” The day includes multiple components.
A Comprehensive Program-Level System
Developed for NAEYC's Engaging Diverse Families Project through a generous grant from the Picower Foundation.