From parents to partners: Building a family-centered early childhood program (2nd ed)


By Janis Keyser

Excel at engaging families in your program

Build collaborative partnerships with families to help everyone thrive. This book explores the reasons and methods for developing cooperative partnerships, along with tools and strategies to help build the support network for family-centered care. This new edition includes information on how to:

  • Use technology to increase the effectiveness of communication with families
  • Create a more inclusive program
  • Deepen family partnerships with inspiration from Reggio-Emilia
  • Use strategies for successful parent conversations

This book offers a theoretical background on why it is important to talk with families and how to efficiently and effectively communicate observations and reflections. It also includes a new chapter on Reggio-inspired care. Overcome common challenges and create more avenues to include families in your program.

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About the author:

Janis Keyser is a teacher, parent educator, program director, and speaker specializing in early childhood and family development. She teaches in the early childhood education department at Cabrillo College in Aptos, California, and has been conducting workshops for parents and teachers for more than thirty-five years. Janis earned a Master’s degree in human development from Pacific Oaks College and is a certified trainer in the WestEd Program for Infant/Toddler Caregivers.

She is the author of From Parents to Partners: Building a Family-Centered Early Childhood Program, published by Redleaf Press, and the coauthor of Becoming the Parent You Want to Be: A Sourcebook of Strategies for the First Five Years. Janis has also developed two sets of parenting and teaching videos on communication and positive discipline for two to five-year-olds and for school-age children.

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Weight 0.54 kg
Dimensions 25.5 × 20.5 × 1.5 cm







Redleaf press

Year Published