Parent-Provider RelationsNumber of resources found: 11
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Child Welfare Terms, English to Spanish Language: Spanish, English
Publisher: Child Welfare Information Gateway (September 26, 2006)
Description: In the interest of better serving the needs of Spanish-speaking families and professionals who work with them, Child Welfare Information Gateway developed this glossary to ensure consistency and cultural relevance in our publications. By making this document available to others, we hope to support other organizations that are also striving to improve their communications and to promote, where possible, consistency throughout the child welfare field. The Child Welfare Information Gateway has also provided a Spanish to English version accessible through the same website.
First Signs: Sharing Concerns Parent to Parent Language: English
Description: This fact sheet offers useful guidelines for friends, relatives and caregivers who wish to share a concern about a child's development with the child's parent.
First Signs: Sharing Concerns Parent to Physician
Description: This fact sheet outlines four important steps for sharing a concern about your child's development with a Physician.
First Signs: Sharing Concerns Physician to Parent Language: English
Description: This fact sheet includes information for physicians to consider when discussing concerns about a child's development with a parent, and offers tips to improve communication.
How can we strengthen families through early care and education?
Author: Roach, Mary
Publisher: University of Wisconsin-Extension (March 2006)
Description: This brief discusses how we can strengthen families through early care and education. It looks at which family centered practices are most often used by centers. It shows that high quality programs offer more family centered services and that additional funding specifically targeted towards family connections can make a difference in this area.
Nibbles for Health: Nutrition Newsletters for Parents of Young Children Language: English
Publisher: USDA Food and Nutrition Service (2008)
Description: Nibbles for Health was developed for child care center staff and parents of young children enrolled in child care centers. This kit offers child care center staff guidance on conducting discussions with parents in three "sharing sessions" and accompanying posters. Also contained in the kit are 41 reproducible newsletters that staff can provide to parents to address many of the challenges they face.
Understanding Child Care Contracts and Rules Language: English
Author: Allen, Rose
Publisher: University of Minnesota Extension Service (2009)
Description: This online newsbrief provides information to parents who are considering using a family child care provider. Knowing the ground rules is important to a successful relationship with a child care provider. Parents can avoid misunderstandings if they know who is responsible for what. Some providers may have a written contract and/or a written set of rules that they make available to parents. Others may even keep a copy on file and go over it with parents when a new child enters their care.
Family Engagement in Early Education: A Resource Guide for Early Learning Challenge Grant Recipients Language: English
Publisher: Harvard Family Research Project (Jan 2012)
Description: To support the Race to the Top--Early Learning Challenge (RTTT-ELC) states in their efforts--along with other states, districts, and local programs interested in expanding their family engagement work--Harvard Family Research Project produced this list of resources about engaging and supporting families with young children.
Parent, Family, and Community Engagement Framework: Promoting Family Engagement and School Readiness from Prenatal to Age 8 Language: English
Publisher: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families (Aug 2011)
Description: This framework is a vital tool for early childhood education and care providers seeking to build effective engagement strategies. While the framework is intended for Head Start and Early Head Start programs, its lessons are useful and applicable to a much broader audience of early childhood programs.
This framework outlines an approach to building solid foundations for successful parent and family engagement in three areas: Program Leadership, Continuous Improvement, and Professional Development. The framework also outlines the need to develop solid engagement strategies in four “Impact Areas”: Program Environment, Teaching and Learning, Family Partnerships, and Community Partnerships.
Parent-Involvement in Decision-Making
Publisher: National Center for Early Development and Learning (June 2000)
Description: This spotlight is based on a presentation at Head Start's Fifth National Research Conference. A study of parent involvement in the Smart Start early childhoood initiative of North Carolina, researchers studied how parents are currently involved in making decisions.
What Are My Parental Rights and Responsibilities When My Child Is in Child Care?
Author: Hirschy, Sharon
Publisher: Texas Agricultural Extension Service (1998)
Description: In this short article, the author lists parents' rights as well as responsibilities as related to their child's child care program. (Note: This resource is also available in HTML and in Spanish as "Cuáles Son Mis Derechos y Mis Responsabilidades?")