Communicating, Engaging, and Encouraging Family Partnerships
Children, Families, and Communities Guidebook: Communicating, Engaging, and Encouraging Family Partnerships Introduction: Set up your Children, Families, and Communities Guidebook with a section titled, “Communicating, Engaging, and Encouraging Family Partnerships.” For this section, include an introduction that explains what is included and why close partnerships are important for families.
Developing a plan for a Family Night: Develop a plan for a Family Night, where families come into your learning environment. Include the following:
Invitation: Create an invitation for families to attend this event. Be sure it looks professional, while also getting families excited about it and explaining the importance of their presence at this event. Script for Welcoming Families: Develop a written transcript for an introductory welcome speech for this event. Be sure to explain the purpose of Family Night and discuss why family partnerships are important.
Family Participation Activities: Develop a plan for children and families to explore the curriculum centers or activities in your learning environment. For this plan, explain four specific activities that families and children could do together in your learning environment.
Learning Environment Description/Visual: Create a description or visual layout of how the learning environment will be set up for this event. Be sure to specifically describe how the learning environment will incorporate your teaching philosophy and cultural competence.
Transcript for Closing: Develop a written transcript for a closing speech, thanking families for coming to this event and reviewing the importance of maintaining these partnerships throughout the year.
Writing and Formatting Expectations:
Resource Support: Writing is substantiated by at least three supporting resources.
Organization: Demonstrates logical progression of ideas within the writing.
Syntax and Mechanics: Writing displays meticulous comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
APA Formatting: Writing includes citations and references in APA format, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Suggested Assignment Length:
In general, your assignment should be approximately three to four pages in length.