Center for Early Childhood Professional Development

Reflecting Oklahoma's commitment to high quality early care and education by providing professional development that produces results!

8.9 Family Engagement

Families are the child’s first teacher and are the link between the educational setting and home.  A strong connection between child care personnel and families is critical for building a positive environment for young children, allowing children to feel more secure, confident, and self-assured.  In addition, a high quality of family involvement reduces the number of complaints made.  Everyone, but especially children, benefits when providers and families work together. 

 

Click here for information on Building a Parent Resource Area

Click here for a Community Resource List Example

Click here for 50 Ideas to Involve Families in your Program

 

Conferences

Click here for a Guide to Conducting Parent Conferences A

Click here for a Guide to Conducting Parent Conferences B

Click here for a Sample of a Parent Conference Form

 

Keeping Families Informed

Click here for Family Bulletin Board Information

Click here for Ideas to Include in Parent's Handbook

 

Systems for Sharing Information

Click here for a Sample of a "First Week Congrats" Sheet

Click here for a Sample of a Daily Sheet

1801 N. Moore Avenue, Moore, OK 73160
Toll Free: 888-446-7608 or 405-799-6383
FAX: 405-799-7634
Email: cecpd@ou.edu