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Weekly Module 15: Partnering with Families Applications Post (Video)

After watching the video TAPS Partnerships with Families, Part 5, post your answer to the following questions:

  1. How does the drop-off scene in the video demonstrate power sharing or empowering a family?
  2. What skills, qualities, and supports that Janani and Rukmini discuss do you feel are most important for infant/ toddler professionals to partner with families?
  3. Why would reflective practice, or thinking about a family and your interactions with the family, be important to partnering and empowering with families?
  4. What advice that Rukmini and Janani offer do your think is most important for developing partnerships with families?
  5. Anne mentions that when working with families of young children it is important to develop strong attachment relationships with families?  Do you agree? Why?

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Weekly Module 14: Applications Post 2 (Site Visit Recap)

Think about your site visit, and answer the following the questions:

  1. What did you gain from your site visit?
  2. What struck you from your visit? Why?
  3. What was most meaningful about your visit? Why?
  4. How will your visit help you be a better infant-toddler professional?

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Weekly Module 14: When Conflicts Arise Applications Post 1 (Video)

After watching the video TAPS Partnerships with Families: Part 3, answer the following questions:

  1. What is the main cause of differences and tensions with families?
  2. What can infant/ toddler professionals do about these tensions?
  3. Why do families make “unreasonable requests” of staff and programs?
  4. How can staff work with families when those requests are made?
  5. What can be done when tensions between families and staff become conflicts?
  6. How does this video relate to the Gillespie (2006) reading? Make specific connections, identifying the page number.

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Weekly Module 14: When Conflicts Arise Readings Post

In this module you will:

  • Analyze strategies to use to create partnerships with families
  • Identify strategies to use when faced with differences and tensions with families
  • Explore what to do when tensions with families become conflicts

After reading Gillespie (2006), answer the following questions:

  1. Summarize the main idea, key details, and what you learned from the readings in 4 – 6 sentences in your own words.  Use key terms and vocabulary from the text.
  2. What quote(s) was most meaningful to you? (identify the page number) Why?
  3. How does this reading connect to your personal experience?
  4. Which of the strategies teachers find useful to creating respectful and productive partnerships with families do you feel is most important? Why?
  5. Based on the strategies teachers find useful to creating respectful and productive partnerships with families how would you work with Pilar? Jason’s family
  6. How will this reading help you become a better infant/ toddler professional?

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Gillespie2006

Weekly Module 13: Rituals and Routines with Families Applications Post (Video)

After watching the TAPS Partnerships with Families: Part 2 answer the following the questions:

  1. Summarize what you learned from watching the TAPS Partnerships with Families: Part 2 video.
  2. What practice discussed do you think is most important for welcoming families? Why?
  3. Janani said families are the expert on their child.  What can programs do to support families as experts on their child?
  4. Why are arrivals and departures important to welcoming families?
  5. How does this video relate to the Goldsmith & Theilheimer (2015) reading? Make specific connections, identifying the page number.
  6. How does this video relate to the second reading you picked (Block, 2014 or Peterson, 2012)?  Make specific connections, identifying the page number.

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Week 12: Babies Applications Post

In this module you will:

  • Identify the role culture plays in development
  • Compare the childrearing practices of families from 4 different cultures
  • Analyze how culture impacts infant routines

After watching the movie Babies, answer the following questions:

  1. What did you learn from the movie?
  2. What struck you from the movie? Why?
  3. What scene(s) from the movie was most memorable for you? Why?
  4. Why do you think we watched this movie?
  5. How will this movie help you be a better infant/ toddler professional?

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Babies Movie Worksheet

Steps to Access the movie Babies

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Weekly Module 10: Cultural Aspects to Working with Families & Infants Applications Post (Scenarios)

Read the Feeding and Sleeping Scenarios. Pick 2 feeding & 2 sleeping scenarios then answer the following questions:

  1. Identify which 2 feeding & 2 sleeping scenarios you picked. Why?
  2. What is your reaction to the scenario? 
  3. What does this scenario say about the family’s culture and beliefs?
  4. How can the program support the family with this situation?
  5. What can you do to support the child?
  6. How can you handle this situation?
  7. Based on the Natural Rhythms vs Set-Schedules handout, does your Infant/ Family Case Study family use the child’s natural rhythms or a set schedule to determine feeding and sleeping times? How do you know?

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Feeding & Eating Scenarios

Natural Rhythms vs Set Schedule

Weekly Module 9: What is Culture? Applications Post 2 (Video)

After watching the video on Individualist and Collectivist Cultures, answer the following questions:

  1. Do you think you were raised in a family/ culture that was individualist or collectivist? How do you know? Give specific examples.
  2. Do you think your Infant/ Family Case Study is a collectivist or individualist family? How do you know? Give specific examples.
  3. How can group programs support families and infants who are from collectivist cultures?  What can staff do? List specific practices and ways staff can support families.

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Individualists and Collectivists

Weekly Module 9: What is Culture? Applications Post 1 (Scenarios)

Read the Cultural Differences Scenarios. Pick 3 scenarios, then answer the following questions:

  1. Identify which 3 scenarios you chose.  Why did you pick them?
  2. What impact does the difference in cultural practices have on the child? Why?
  3. Is there another way to handle the situation?
  4. How does this connect to the Gonzalez-Mena (2008) reading? Make specific connections, identifying the page number.
  5. Did you test your ability to access the movie Babies from BMCC video database (Steps to Access the movie Babies)?  How did it work?

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Cultural-Differences-Scenarios

Weekly Module 8: Talking with Families Applications Post (Scenarios)

Read the Talking with Families scenarios (pick 2) or Sad Little Bird scenario. Imagine you are the teacher in each situation. Apply the TouchPoints principles from Gurdais (2012) to the scenarios and answer the following questions:

  1. Which scenarios did you chose? Why? (You should pick Sad Little Bird or 2 scenarios from Talking with Families).
  2. How will you communicate with the families? What will you say? Be specific.
  3. What are some of the concerns the family may have around each issue?

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Scenarios (Pick either Sad Little Bird or 2 from Talking with Families):

Sad Little Bird Scenario

Talking with Families Scenarios (pick 2)


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