[R-0041] S7. Family and Community

Citation: CONNECT. (2013). CONNECT Module # 4 Family-Professional Partnerships. Retrieved from http://community.fpg.unc.edu/connect-modules/learners/module-4

Abstract: Describe effective practices for developing trusting family-professional partnerships in early care and education programs. Use a decision-making process to select partnership-oriented practices linked to (a) developing an initial friendly relationship, (b) making shared decisions, and ⌐ developing a trusting partnership with families to address challenging issues.

Integration: Each CONNECT Module focuses on a discrete practice in a key content area (e.g., inclusion, family-professional partnerships, transition) and is organized around the 5-Step Learning CycleÖ. The 5-Step Learning CycleÖ is an innovative approach for making evidence-based practice decisions. It is based on realistic problems to solve and the importance of integrating multiple perspectives and sources of evidence. CONNECT Modules provide videos, activities and narratives that will guide you through a process to learn about serving children with disabilities effectively.

Content Focus: Family-Centered Practices; IEP; IFSP; Inclusion; Instruction and Teaching; Teaming and Collaboration; Introduction to Early Childhood

Notes: Excellent resource for teachers and very easy to use. All Modules are available in Spanish.