ERIC Number: ED401009
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Family-Friendly Communication for Early Childhood Programs.
Diffily, Deborah, Ed.; Morrison, Kathy, Ed.
Noting the value of communication between early childhood teachers and parents, this book contains 93 reproducible articles on a variety of topics for early childhood education teachers to use in newsletters or handouts for maintaining regular, informative communication with families. Additional references, suggestions for adapting the article, and other ways of reinforcing the article's content are included for each article. Articles are grouped into seven areas: (1) "Early Childhood Fundamentals," reflecting basic beliefs about the way young children develop and learn; (2) "Around the Early Childhood Classroom," describing various program activities; (3) "Learning Together at Home and School," linking classroom learning to learning opportunities at home; (4) "Toward Literacy," how the program environment promotes language and literacy and suggestions for parents; (5) "Math and Science," hands-on experiences in household tasks and family outings; (6) "Social-Emotional Development," dealing with friendships, stress, troublesome behaviors, and suggestions on discipline; and (7) "Family Matters," advice on parenting issues. The book concludes with resources for staff and families. (KDFB)
Descriptors: Bulletin Boards, Child Rearing, Class Activities, Discipline, Early Childhood Education, Emotional Development, Experiential Learning, Friendship, Hands on Science, Learning Activities, Literacy, Newsletters, Parent Materials, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parent Teacher Conferences, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Parenting Skills, Parents as Teachers, Resource Materials, Science Activities, Social Development, Stress Management
National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1509 16th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036-1426; tel: 800-424-2460 (Order No. 330).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Parents; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Association for the Education of Young Children, Washington, DC.