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ERIC Number: ED475174
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 66
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-942388-28-3
Menu for Successful Parent and Family Involvement.
Wirtz, Paul; Schumacher, Bev
Noting that a partnership between early childhood programs and the families they serve is essential, this guide encourages early childhood administrators to make available a variety of parent involvement options in their program from which parents can make choices that meet their needs. The guide's introduction offers questions to consider while preparing a "menu" of options for parents, and lists the five components of a successful menu: (1) sharing information with parents and families; (2) welcoming parents and families; (3) involving parents and families in the program; (4) supporting learning at home; and (5) working with the community. The chapters then explore options within each of these 5 components. Each chapter covers basic ideas, lists "menu suggestions" or best practices for accomplishing the component, and then elaborates on these suggestions in a "practices that work" section. A checklist of these practices from each chapter is appended. (Contains 13 references.) (HTH)
Southern Early Childhood Association, P.O. Box 55930, Little Rock, AR 72215-5930 ($5.50, SECA members; $6.50, non-members). Tel: 800-305-7322 (Toll Free); Tel: 501-221-1648; Fax: 501-227-5297; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Administrators; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Early Childhood Association, Little Rock, AR.