Successful family engagement approaches make this work part of a coordinated school- or program-wide system. In our new book, Families and Educators Together, we include numerous, real-life examples and policies that serve as a user-friendly guide...
Karen Nemeth, Derry Koralek, Kelly Ramsey
As teachers, we need to begin by reflecting on our own spiritual experiences, biases, knowledge bases, and identities. Regardless of our beliefs, we should consider how these views could impact daily interactions.
John Nimmo, Mona M. Abo-Zena, Debbie LeeKeenan
Eliot-Pearson is defined by its diversity. Children, staff, and families are seen as sharing an inclusive community with an emphasis on actively and continually assuring that all members of the community fully participate.
NAEYC promotes high-quality early learning for all children, birth through age 8, by connecting practice, policy, and research. We advance a diverse early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children.
In 2017, after a review of NAEYC’s current position statements, the Governing Board charged the Early Learning Systems Committee with revising both the DAP and Teacher Preparation position statements. This pointed to the need for Advancing Equity.
As a parent of a child learning two or more languages, you can help sustain your child’s ability and interest in using all the languages they hear by being enthusiastic and playful about multilingualism. Here are some suggestions.
Use the practical information and ideas in this book to develop and embed a culture of family engagement in all aspects of your early childhood program, from curriculum planning to addressing children’s individual needs.
Derry Koralek, Karen Nemeth, Kelly Ramsey
Research shows that children thrive when their families are involved in their care and education. Here are some ways you can collaborate with your child’s teacher to create and maintain a great relationship.
Three years ago, the Child Care Center at Hort Woods made a formal commitment to teaching anti-bias education. Center leaders and teachers recognized that an anti-bias program was one way of helping the 170 children and families who attend the center.