[R-0020] S8. Ethical Practice

Citation: The Early Childhood Technical Assistance (ECTA) Center. (March, 2017). Getting to the Bottom Line of Family Engagement: Engaging Families and Creating Trusting Partnerships to Improve Child and Family Outcomes. Video 1 of Webinar. Retrieved from [site] [or enter “Getting to the Bottom Line of Family Engagement” in your search window].

Abstract: In this 4:23 minute video, a mother of a child with a disability describes teacher skills that create trust in parents including recognizing and supporting a child’s strengths and unique personality and seeking parent input on the child’s specific needs that can be incorporated into the services (s)he gets. Her advice to teachers is, “plan with the parents, hear their voices, and don’t make them feel like there is a predetermined plan being presented.”

Integration: The information presented at this video fits well with content presented in the early childhood course Child, Family and Community.

Content Focus: Child and Family Outcomes; Child, Family, and Community; Parent-Professional Collaboration; Creating Trusting Partnerships; Family Engagement; Individualized Education Program (IEP); Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP); Strengths-Based Approach; Teacher Skills

Notes: Have students discuss why frequent meetings to update parents on their child’s progress helps build trust and a positive parent-professional relationship. Aurelius at Naptime is a video they may watch as an example of an impromptu teacher-parent meeting that helped create a trusting parent-professional partnership.