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ERIC Number: ED453974
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: N/A
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-57379-103-2
Involving Families in Active Learning Settings: A Curriculum Videotape from High/Scope Press. [Videotape].
High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, Ypsilanti, MI.
This 23-minute videotape illustrates how staff of preschools, child care centers, Head Start programs, and other early childhood settings can create an environment that welcomes family members and is accepting of each child's family experiences and culture. The videotape features scenes from a variety of High/Scope classrooms to illustrate the following key strategies that invite family participation and create a home-like atmosphere in the early childhood setting: (1) know yourself and your family roots, beliefs, attitudes, and experiences; (2) share your family experiences and culture within the preschool setting; (3) use home visits to learn from families about the child's interests and home experiences; (4) arrange and equip the classroom to reflect children's family experience; (5) consider the community the children live in when selecting materials for the classroom; (6) participate with children as they re-enact family experiences in their play; (7) encourage parents to share their special interests and skills with children in the program; (8) look for opportunities to communicate with parents; (9) talk with parents informally as they drop off and pick up their children; (10) plan field trips, social get-togethers, and educational meetings to involve families; (11) model supportive interactions with children; and (12) plan parent conferences. Included with the videotape is a checklist for evaluating how well the classroom environment mirrors the family experiences of children in the classroom. (KB)
High/Scope Press, 600 North River St., Ypsilanti, MI 48198-2898; Tel: 800-40-PRESS (Toll-Free); Tel: 734-485-2000; Fax: 800-442-4FAX (Toll-Free); Fax: 734-485-0704; Web site:; e-mail: (Order No. N-P1168, 23-minute VHS tape with viewer guide, $30.95).
Publication Type: Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, Ypsilanti, MI.