Spotlight on Young Children and Families
Spotlight on Young Children series
Published by: National Association for the Education of Young Ch
Imprint: The National Association for the Education of Youn
Families come in many forms, reflecting varied ethnicities, cultures, belief systems, and family structures. When educators acknowledge, respect, and value those differences, welcoming families as partners in their children’s learning and members of the classroom community, children are more likely to succeed—in early education and beyond. In this collection of articles from Young Children and Beyond the Journal, the authors address topics such as sharing the care of infants and toddlers, conferencing with families, acknowledging culture and promoting inclusion, and helping families to support learning at home. The book includes a list of key resources as well as questions and activities designed to aid readers in reflecting on the articles. This volume is part of NAEYC’s best-selling Spotlight series—great resources for the college classroom and for staff development.
Introduction/ Ruth Ann Halacka Ball Understanding Families: Applying Family Systems Theory to Early Childhood Practice/ Linda Garris Christian Partnerships for Learning: Conferencing with Families/ Holly Seplocha Sharing the Care of Infants and Toddlers/ Amy Laura Dombro and Claire Lerner Mapping Family Resources and Support/ Tess Bennett Creating Safe, Just Places to Learn for Children of Lesbian and Gay Parents/ James W. Clay A Team Approach: Supporting Families of Children with Disabilities in Inclusive Programs/ Louise A. Kaczmarek Closing the Gap: Culture and the Promotion of Inclusion in Child Care/ Jennifer Bradley and Peris Kibera Reading Their Worlds: Working with Diverse Families to Enhance Children’s Early Literacy Development/ Rosario Ordoñez-Jasis and Robert W. Ortiz Leave No Parent Behind: Three Proven Strategies Leaps and Bounds: Preparing Parents for Kindergarten/ Michelle Rhodes, Billie Enz, and Marilyn LaCount Home Connections to Learning: Supporting Parents as Teachers/ Yvette Mass and Kathleen Ann Cohan Virtual Pre-K: Connecting Home, School, and Community/ Alicia Narvaez, Jessica Feldman, and Christopher Theriot Family Involvement in an International School: Piloting a Parent-Teacher Reading Group/ Gail Wentworth Resources for Supporting and Involving Families in Meaningful Ways Reflecting, Discussing, Exploring: Questions and Follow- Up Activities/ Susan Friedman