Partnering with Parents: 29 Easy Programs to Involve Parents in the Early Learning Process

Partnering with Parents: 29 Easy Programs to Involve Parents in the Early Learning Process

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Partnering with Parents: 29 Easy Programs to Involve Parents in the Early Learning Process by Robert Rockwell, Janet Rockwell Kniepkamp

At last! A book has finally arrived that takes the worry out of parent-teacher communication. This innovative and original guide makes it easy for preschool teachers to connect with parents and involve them in the learning process using family meetings. Offering a complete plan for every meeting, Partnering With Parents is bursting with helpful tips, strategies, and creative ways to build a connection between home and school.

Each meeting begins with an icebreaker, allowing families to mix and mingle, and then continues with multiple activities that give parents the opportunity to experience first-hand what their child is learning. The suggested meetings address a variety of topics, with enticing titles such as "Are You Hungry for Fun?" and "Magical Art Mixtures." Teachers, parents, and children alike will treasure each meeting as they build relationships and form a community of learners.

Each of the 27 family meetings includes: 

  • Invitations*
  • Reminders*
  • Nametags
  • Mixers
  • Family Meeting Activities
  • Meeting Evaluations*

*Reproducible

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780876592311
Publisher: Gryphon House Inc.
Publication date: 05/01/2003
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author


Robert Rockwell has many years of experience as a teacher and administrator at preschool, elementary, and college levels. He is in demand as a speaker and has traveled and conducted workshops throughout the United States, Europe, and Australia. He has been a frequent guest on radio and television programs advocating for young children and their caregivers. Currently, Robert is professor emeritus and former program director of the early childhood education program at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. He has experience as a speech pathologist, teacher of the hearing impaired, and as an administrator. He has been a research consultant for the University of Chicago and has also served as a Head Start director. Robert is a prolific writer with many published articles and books available throughout the world. He is currently the science section contributor for Children and Families, a quarterly magazine published by the National Head Start Association.

Interviews


Teachers and caregivers of children ages 3-6

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