ERIC Number: ED424021
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Transitions: Parents Are Key. Training Guides for the Head Start Learning Community.
Aspen Systems Corp., Rockville, MD.
Intended to enable parents to support and advocate for their children during transitions, this guide contains training activities and hands-on action tools to help parents and staff work in partnership as children transition into and out of Early Head Start, Head Start, child care settings, and elementary schools. The guide is divided into three sections. The first section, "Users Guide," provides an introduction to the guide, including its purpose, expected outcomes, audience, performance standards, and organization. This section also provides an orientation session to explore the action tools in the guide as a resource for expanding their individual and program efforts to involve parents in transition activities. The second section, "Program and Parent Action Tools," includes nine action tools to help parents and staff understand transition, the key role parents play, and ways to implement the performance standards. These nine action tools are organized into three broad skill categories that enable parents to: (1) support each child; (2) build partnerships; and (3) strengthen advocacy skills. The third and final section of the guide addresses continuing professional development and guides staff and parents in expanding their skills by networking, joining organizations, and further researching the issue of parent involvement in transition. (SD)
Descriptors: Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Family Involvement, High Risk Students, Parent Empowerment, Parent Influence, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Preschool Children, Resource Materials, School Readiness, Staff Development, Student Promotion, Training Methods, Transitional Programs, Workshops
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Head Start Bureau.
Authoring Institution: Aspen Systems Corp., Rockville, MD.