Connections and Commitment: Reflecting Latino Values in Early Childhood Programs

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Latinos are the fastest growing segment of the national school population, and many of these students live in two distinct worlds: home and school. Meanwhile, as a teacher, you know that making a strong connection with young children and their families sows the seeds of joyful, lifelong learning. So how best do you invite Latinos - whose culture you may know little about - to be full and equal partners in your classroom's learning community?

Connections and Commitments provides a framework that helps you teach Latino students more responsively by focusing on four key values shared by many Latino cultures:

  • Familia/Family: Forming true alliances with the family network
  • Pertenencia/Belonging: Creating a sense of family and belonging in the classroom
  • Educacion/Education: Learning together
  • Compromiso/Commitment: Taking the lead in changing professional development.
Maintaining an awareness of these four values gives you a specific foundation on which to build differentiated best practices for your Latino class members, and Eggers-Pierola includes an array of sample activities, strategies, and useful classroom tools that reinforce these concepts and move you toward a deeper understanding of Latino culture. Connections and Commitments also contains the information you need to extend beyond a single classroom with resource lists, reflection questions, and specific outreach ideas that make it an ideal resource for staff development and teacher book groups, as well as individual study.

To teach all young children well, you need culturally relevant tools to make the connection that helps them transition from home to school and share equally and comfortably in the classroom experience. To bridge the home-school gap for Latino students you need the right resources and a willingness to explore another culture's values. Read Connections and Commitments and discover how you can create a classroom that's responsive to all students today.

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“Every reader, regardless of their previous familiarity with the field, will find this text invaluable.”–Alma Flor Ada, University of San Francisco
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780325007403
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • Publication date: 1/20/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 7.41 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author

Costanza Eggers-Pierola currently works with the Center for Children & Families at the Education Development Center and is a 2004 Schott Fellowship in Early Care and Education recipient. Dr. Eggers-Pierola has 25 years of experience as a teacher, researcher, developer, and educational consultant, and maintains a continuing focus on bilingual and immigrant children, families, and communities. She coauthored Through My Own Eyes: Single Mothers and the Cultures of Poverty (Harvard University Press, 2001).
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Table of Contents

Connections and Commitments: A Framework for Understanding La Familia/Family: With the Family, for the Children Pertenencia/Belonging: Welcoming All Children Educacion/Education: A Holistic and Relational Approach to Teaching and Learning Compromiso/Commitment: Shared Commitment to Professional Growth Actue/Take Action: Supporting and Sustaining Change Related Resources
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