Promoting Partnerships with Families Clip 2

Promoting Partnerships with Families Clip 2

In this short video, Luis Moll describes the concept of “funds of knowledge.” Funds of knowledge are the essential cultural practices and bodies of knowledge that are embedded in the daily practices and routines of families. Although the video focuses on teachers, the information about approaching families as learners and seeking to understand families’ experiences, including work experiences, social practices, and social history is relevant for home visitors.

Reflection Questions:

  1. What do you do to help staff become aware of the personal "Funds of Knowledge" they bring to work?
  2. How do your staff learn about the "Funds of Knowledge" that the children and families with whom they work bring to the equation?

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This online tool supports home visiting staff and those who support them by presenting regulations, strategies, publications, and resources in a way that’s interactive, flexible, and adaptable to people’s needs. It offers the readerthe opportunity to read, review, rate, save, and organize material that’s engaging, supports understanding, and ultimately contributes to their expertise as home visitors and home visiting supervisors. It has been developed by the Early Head Start National Resource Center, and includes numerous resources produced by other national centers.

Prepared for the Office of Head Start, under contract # HHSP23320100009YC, by the Early Head Start National Resource Center at ZERO TO THREE.