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Preparing Parents for Change

ITEM #: 4400403

What's In This Kit?
This training kit is introduces teachers to preparing families for change. 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 “Preparing Parents for Change” by Julie Powers
  • 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 all teachers working with children from birth to 8. Teachers will consider the impact of knowing about change on family members’ reactions and responses.

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 1.0 hour. Implementation time is 1.5 hours.

Training Outcomes:

  1. Teachers will explain to families any changes to their classroom environment.
  2. Teachers will describe the ways that informing families about changes can build reciprocal trust and lessen anxiety.

These training outcomes address the following:

  • C-1c, C-3a, C-5a-b, C-7, C-8a-b, C-9b, and C-9e of the Accreditation Criteria and Procedures of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (naeyc, 1998).
  • 2 and 4a of NAEYC Standards for Early Childhood Professional Preparation, Initial Licensure Level (naeyc, 2003).
  • 1304.40(e)(2-3) of Head Start Performance Standards (Federal Register, Nov. 5, 1996, Volume 61, Number 215).

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