Read Halgunseth (2009), complete this handout as you read
Family Engagement Halgunseth (2009)
Watch TAPS Partnerships with Families: Part 1 (2012), complete this handout as you watch the video
Cite the reading and video in your answers to the questions below:
- Was your family involved in or engaged with your teachers and school staff (pre-K through high school)? Did your family have a partnership with your teachers and school staff? Explain specifically how you know.
- Whose responsibility is it to ensure families engage their baby’s program and that partnerships develop between the families and infant teachers? Why?
- How can infant teachers form partnerships with families who have babies? List specific ideas that no one has introduced yet!
- What could prevent families from engaging with or partnering with infant teachers and program staff? What can infant teachers do about those barriers?
Respond to 1-2 other comments!