In this book, you will find strategies to build strong relationships with parents and carers, and ways to contribute to their wellbeing. You will also find out how to:
- engage in critical reflection to help uncover biases
- identify barriers that may prevent flourishing relationships with parents and carers
- implement practical strategies for supporting the development of positive relationships
- unpack the principle of participation within the Reggio Emilia educational philosophy, and how this can be applied to an Australian context
- invite feedback from parents and carers on how participating in their child’s learning has contributed to their wellbeing.
This book also provides real-life examples from early childhood settings where educators are supporting families in engaging with their children’s learning. It also highlights relevant links to the National Quality Standard, the ECA Code of Ethics and the Early Years Learning Framework.
About the Everyday Learning Series:
Early Childhood Australia’s Everyday Learning Series acknowledges that the most important early learning happens through day-to-day life experiences and provides ideas and strategies on ways educators and families can make the most of these experiences to support children’s development. By ‘making the ordinary, extraordinary’, the Everyday Learning Series is an invaluable resource for educators, students of early education, beginning practitioners, and families by assisting them in maximising young children’s play, exploration and discovery, and development within learning environments.
Subscribe to the Everyday Learning Series:
The Everyday Learning Series (EDL) is a 12 month, four-issue subscription. Subscribers also receive bonus online resources which may be shared with educators and families. Learn more here.
ECA offers libraries and institutions a perpetual access fee. Please contact ECA directly on 1800 356 900 (free call) to obtain the licensing agreement or to order.