Supportive partnerships with families are a hallmark of high quality early childhood programs. Children thrive when the adult relationships surrounding them are healthy and strong. The field of early childhood education has moved from a “parent involvement” or “parent communication” paradigm, to a more inclusive and family-centered “partnership” approach. The resources here will help you evaluate your relationships with families and will provide great ideas for strengthening relationships and creating true partnerships with families to support children’s learning. For additional ideas on supporting families, or for help identifying tools on this site that are the best fit for you, contact your Regional Professional Learning Facilitator.
A simple way to incorporate learning throughout your day
Routine cards provide a convenient resource with ideas to support learning around the house.
The activity calendars for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers were designed as a fun resource for families supporting their child's learning at home.
This guide for families includes simple strategies to encourage learning at home and provides information on three excellent additional resources for families.
Creating a learning partnership requires thoughtful reflection and intentional planning.
Explore ways to connect with parents in meaningful ways.