Learning Outcomes for Partnerships with Parents

Lesson 1: Creating Effective Partnerships

After completing Lesson 1, you will be able to:

  • name some reasons why a partnership relationship with parents is important
  • identify specific principles to guide parent–staff partnerships
  • identify strategies for achieving positive partnerships with parents
  • identify strategies for involving parents in their child's program
  • identify specific principles of effective two-way communication
  • list strategies for handling difficult situations

Lesson 2: Understanding Parents' Points of View

After completing Lesson 2, you will be able to:

  • identify strategies for maintaining a positive partnership relationship with parents when special concerns, difficult situations, or disagreements arise
  • list tips for making sure parents get what they want from their child's early care and education program
  • explain the early childhood professional's ethical responsibilities to families
  • identify strategies for including parents in the process of documentation to enhance the parent partnership relationship
  • name techniques for involving parents in the evaluation of early care and education programs

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