FEP – Part 3 – Family Engagement & Collaboration Plan For this part of the assignment, you are to write a plan for culturally competent and effective collaboration (NAEYC 2c) between the parent interviewed and the practitioner interviewed. After reflecting on the above and using the interviewees as the focus, develop a family engagement and collaboration plan that addresses each of the following: • A statement of how families and communities impact children’s development and learning, and the role of the early childhood professional in facilitating this impact. • Culturally and linguistically responsive practices that are supportive of family development and promote culturally sensitive expectations for children’s development and learning. • Specific strategies you will implement to encourage family engagement in classroom and program activities and problem-solving at the classroom and center/school levels. • Specific strategies you will implement to encourage collaboration at the classroom and center/school levels with other team members and ECE professionals. • Communication and collaboration strategies that you see as essential in the design and implementation of your family engagement plan. • Strategies you will utilize to gain information about families, and how this information will be used to inform child and program goals. • Specific strategies you will use to involve families as team members in meaningful and consistent ways in the assessment process, and how this information will be used to inform children’s goals and to build effective learning environments (NAEYC 3d).