Attending and Understanding: Know
Discover resources that highlight the importance of effective internal and external communication and provide strategies for enhancing your communication system.
Communication is at the heart of leadership and includes relationship-building. An effective communication system connects stakeholders, as well as the 10 Head Start management systems. Each person involved in the organization has something to contribute to the whole. This includes managers, teachers, parents, governing body members, and others. Communication is integral to building the relationships we need to work together toward success. As a leader, it is your responsibility to foster these relationships. You need to promote and model strong, positive communication among all stakeholders.
Language & Literacy
My Parents, My Teachers is a bilingual DVD that highlights the importance of enriching the everyday experiences of children through reading, communication, and play music from birth. The DVD can be used as supplementary material for the sessions on raising children in your program. It also serves as a gift for the parents to look at and use at home. The 30-minute DVD includes a 15-minute video in Spanish, while the other 15 minutes is in English.
This guide teaches parents how to clearly and effectively express concerns, ideas, or suggestions to the professionals involved in their child's special education.