Kraig Gratke, a program director, talks about how his program uses reflective practice to support his staff. The program has made a number of changes recently to better serve the home visitors and the families. Staff works jointly throughout the process of working with families to support each other and provide needed resources and information. The home visitors work in teams and share offices and the supervisor-staff ratio has been reduced. Reflective supervision is critical to supporting staff and the process pervades the program.
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.