Family Involvement in Early Childhood Education: Research into Practice describes current and ongoing research related to the important benefits of family involvement to children’s achievement, as well as practical ideas and specific activities for pre-service and in-service teachers to assist them in getting families involved in their children’s education. This unique text offers ideas for the families and teachers of infants and toddlers as well as the parents and teachers of school-age children. The ideas and specific activities are designed for instant use by classroom teachers and families, with a format that is practitioner-friendly. Special features of the text include plans for implementing a family involvement program, sample ideas and activities for involving fathers, and sample newsletters and activities for at-home involvement. The review questions, highlighted key terminology, and chapter exercises encourage meaningful reflection and reinforce key concepts.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Benefits of Family Involvement in the Early Years.
Chapter 2: Diverse Families: Then, Now, Tomorrow.
Chapter 3: Challenges to Effective Partnerships in the Early Years.
Chapter 4: Involving Fathers and Male Role Models.
Chapter 5: Creating Partnerships at School in the Early Years.
Chapter 6: Family Involvement at Home during the Early Years.
Chapter 7: Family Involvement with Infant/Toddler Care and Education.
Chapter 8: Building a Comprehensive Program for Family Involvement in the Early Years.