Cultivating Relationships and Family Partnerships: Environmental Assessment and Interview Form & Reflection

Cultivating Relationships and Family Partnerships: Environmental Assessment and Interview Form & Reflection

Cultivating Relationships and Family Partnerships: Environmental Assessment and Interview Form The programs from which you may choose include the following: Early Head Start, serving children and families prenatally through age three Head Start, serving children between the ages of 3 and 5 Child care centers, serving infants through school-age Preschool, serving children between the ages of 3 and 5 Kindergarten, serving children between the ages of 5 and 6 Primary grades, encompassing 1st through 3rd grade Special education programs, serving children between the ages of 3 and 5 in early childhood special education or Kindergarten and primary grade programs When selecting your sites, keep the following requirements in mind: You are required to observe at least two different kinds of programs at two different locations during the course. Every effort should be made to find a program of high quality. For infants through preschool programs, consult the NAEYC List of Accredited Programs (http://www.naeyc.org/accreditation/search) to assist you in selecting a site. For Week 3, which focuses on building family partnerships, your observation, if possible, should take place at a time when families might be present-either at pick-up or drop-off. Required Resources Article: Goode, T. (2001). The role of self-assessment in achieving cultural competence. Retrieved from http://nccc.georgetown.edu/documents/selfassessment.pdf Article: Goode, T. (2009). Promoting cultural and linguistic competency. Self-assessment checklist for personnel providing services and supports in early intervention and early childhood settings. Retrieved from http://nccc.georgetown.edu/documents/ChecklistEIEC.pdf Read the Communication Styles and Values & Attitudes sections. Optional Resources Article: Westmoreland, H., Bouffard, S., O’Carroll, K., & Rosenberg, H. (2009). Data collection instruments for evaluating family involvement. Family Involvement Network of Educators (FINE) Newsletter, 1(2). Retrieved from http://www.hfrp.org/publications-resources/browse-our-publications/data-collection-instruments-for-evaluating-family-involvement