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Making Families Welcome

ITEM #: 4400404

What's In This Kit?
This training kit is designed to introduce teachers to ways to make families feel welcome. It contains:

  • Expected training outcomes
  • Preparation instructions
  • Training strategies and tips
  • Implementation steps
  • Follow-up activities for teachers
  • Follow-up activities for administrators/directors
  • A learning assessment
  • A training evaluation/further needs assessment
  • A resource list
  • The article “Making Families Welcome” by Deadru Hilliard
  • A training certificate to award to teachers for attendance and participation
  • A certificate for the trainer and other presenters

Who's the Target Audience?
The target audience for this kit is beginning and intermediate teachers working with children from age 3 to 8. Teachers will explore specific strategies for welcoming families to their classrooms.

Teacher Skill Level
beginning intermediate advanced
Children's Age Level
infants toddlers preschoolers school-agers birth to 8

Kit Timeline:
Preparation time for this kit is estimated at 45 minutes to 1.0 hour. Implementation time is 1.5 hours.

Training Outcomes:

  1. Teachers will identify the important role parents and/or family members play in their child’s education.
  2. Teachers will identify ways to find out what families want for their children from the program.
  3. Teachers will compare and contrast different families’ expectations.
  4. Teachers will identify comfortable ways to include families in their classrooms.
  5. Teachers will select a variety of ways for families to be represented in their classrooms when they are not physically present.

These training outcomes address the following:

  • C1-C9 of the Accreditation Criteria and Procedures of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC, 1998).
  • 1, 2, and 4a of NAEYC Standards for Early Childhood Professional Preparation, Initial Licensure Level (NAEYC, 2003).
  • 1304.40(d)(1), 1304.40(e)(2), and 1304.40(e)(3) of Head Start Performance Standards (Federal Register, Nov. 5, 1996, Volume 61, Number 215).

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