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Serie de simulaciones del Compromiso de los padres, las familias y la comunidad: El fomento de la preparación escolar a través del compromiso efectivo de la familia 

¡Lo que usted hace y dice importa! Explore y practique estrategias rutinarias para desarrollar relaciones positivas y enfocadas en las metas con las familias.  Estas relaciones son clave en nuestra labor con los niños y las familias, incluyendo el trayecto hacia la preparación escolar. La Simulación 1 le permite practicar la manera de establecer vínculos con las familias, comenzando con una visita de ingreso. La Simulación 2 explora el proceso de establecimiento e implementación de metas con las familias. La Simulación 3 explora la utilización de actitudes basadas en las fortalezas para asociarse con las familias durante momentos difíciles.

Engaging Families from the Start

A strong relationship between families and Head Start staff is essential to promoting healthy child development and positive learning outcomes. Strong relationships are rooted in trust and comfort, which you can build by being genuine, sincere, curious about them and their goals, and supporting them as they work toward those goals. Explore communication techniques you can use to build relationships with families. While these techniques are especially relevant to the first visit with a family, they can be applied to all interactions with families.

Goal Setting with Families

Opening initial conversations with a family with direct reference to goal-setting is not always the most effective strategy. Focus instead on first building trust and letting the family lead the conversation: once a positive relationship has been established, it becomes much easier to talk about goals. We realize that goal setting is not a quick or necessarily easy process, and it involves a lot more than just filling out an agreement. Explore these six relationship-based skills that may help you identify and set goals with families.

Starting with Strengths in Challenging Times

Learn about these five strategies to partner with families going through a challenging situation.

Relationship-based Practices: Talking with Families about Developmental Concerns

It can be harder when we think we’ve noticed an issue before a parent has. And it’s even more difficult when a parent doesn’t see what we’re seeing, or thinks about it in a very different way. But we also know how helpful intervening early can be when we have a concern. Explore these strategies for having important but challenging conversations with families. We’re going to look at raising a concern with a parent about their child’s development. In this simulation we’ll focus specifically on a child’s speech and language delay, but you can use these strategies no matter what the concern might be.

Last Updated: October 31, 2017