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Weekly Module 15: Partnering with Families Readings Post

In this module you will:

  • Evaluate the role of social power and social influence when working with families of infants and toddlers
  • Analyze situations to determine how to share power with families
  • Complete the End-of-Semester survey

After reading Allard & Hancok (2015), answer the following questions:

  1. Summarize the main idea, key details, and what you learned from the reading 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. Why is it important to be aware of social power and social influence when working with families of infants and toddlers?
  5. What impact could culture have on social power and social influence?
  6. Which vignette from the article do you think most demonstrated the staff empowering the family? Why?
  7. How will this reading help you be a better infant-toddler professional?

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Complete your End-of-Semester Survey on Blackboard!

Allred-Hancock-2015

Weekly Module 13: Rituals & Routines with Families Readings Post

In this module you will:

  • Identify rituals and practices to help infants and families transition into a program
  • Analyze the importance of phase-in and separation for infants, toddlers, and families
  • Critique principles centers use during phase-in

After reading Goldsmith & Theilhiemer (2015) AND Block (2014) or Gillispie & Peterson (2014) answer the following questions:

  1. What was the second reading you chose? 
  2. 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.
  3. What quote(s) was most meaningful to you? (identify the page number) Why?
  4. How do these readings connect to your personal experience?
  5. How do infants, families, and staff benefit from phase-in? 
  6. Which guiding principle infant centers consider when infants enter their program do you think is most important? Why?
  7. How will these reading make you a better infant-toddler professional?
  8. How does the Goldsmith & Theilheimer (2015) article connect to the other reading you did (Block, 2014 or Gillespie & Peterson, 2012)?  Identify specific connections.

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Goldsmith & Theilheimer (2015)

Block (2014)

Gillispie & Peterson (2012)

Weekly Module 10: Cultural Aspects to Working with Families & Infants Readings Post

In this module you will:

  • Evaluate child rearing practices and values in different cultures
  • Analyze cultural eating and sleeping situations
  • Identify the difference between following a child’s natural rhythms & establishing a set schedule

After reading Gonzalez-Mena & Bhavnagri (2000) AND Im, Parlakian, & Sanchez (2007) answers the following questions:

  1. Summarize the main idea, key details, and what you learned from the reading in 4-6 sentences in your own words. Use key terms and vocabulary from the text.
  2. What quote(s) from the readings were meaningful for you? (identify the authors, year & page number) Why?
  3. How do these readings relate to your personal experience?
  4. Why is self-knowledge (Im, Parlakian, & Sanchez, 2007) important for professionals working with infants, toddlers, and families?
  5. Why is culturally informed teaching (Im, Parlakian, & Sanchez, 2007) important for professionals working with infants, toddlers, and families?
  6. Which of the questions is most important to ask when families and program staff disagree about a policy or practice (Gonzalez-Mena & Bhavnagri, 2000)? Why?
  7. Why is reflective thinking (Gonzalez-Bhavnagri, 2000) important for professionals working with infants, toddlers, and families from various cultural backgrounds?
  8. How will these readings help you become a better infant-toddler professional?
  9. Did you test your ability to access the movie Babies from BMCC’s library video database (Steps to Access the movie Babies Movie)?  How did it work?

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Im, Parlakian & Sanchez (2007)

Gonzalez-Mena & Bhavnagri (2000)

Steps to Access BMCC Video Database

Weekly Module 9: What is Culture? Readings Post

In this module you will:

  • Identify practices that support cultural exchange & learning
  • Evaluate how cultural pluralism impacts your work with infants & toddlers
  • Analyze how to handle different scenarios

After reading Gonzalez-Mena (2008), answer the following questions:

  1. Summarize the main idea, key details, and what you learned from the reading 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 relate to your personal experience?
  4. How does cultural pluralism impact your work with families?
  5. What program practices support cultural exchange & learning between staff & families?
  6. How will this reading help you be a better infant-toddler professional?

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Gonzalez-Mena-2008-Chap-1

Weekly Module 8: Talking with Families Readings Post

In this module you will:

  • Identify techniques to use to talk to families 
  • Apply the “touch points” strategies to sensitive discussions with families
  • Brainstorm how to discuss sensitive issues with families

After reading Gudrais (2012), answer the following questions:

  1. Summarize the main idea, key details, and what you learned from the article 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. In your own words, what is the TouchPoints approach when working with infants/ toddlers and families?
  5. How do you imagine families feel when staff bring up issues using the TouchPoints approach?
  6. How will this reading help you become a better infant/ toddler professional?

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Complete the mid-semester survey on Blackboard (in the Assignments section, at the top of the page — its 2.5 points)!

Gudrais2012

Weekly Module 7: Keeping Families Informed Readings Post

In this module you will:

  • Identify different methods to use when communicating with families
  • Evaluate the benefits and drawbacks of different forms of communicating with families
  • Analyze the importance of keeping families informed

After reading Keyser (2017) answer the following questions:

  1. Summarize the main idea, key details, and what you learned from the reading 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. Of the many methods and ways to communicate with families described, which do you think are the 3 most important to use when working with families of infants and toddlers? Why?
  5. What else could have been done to support Brett and help Damien transition to go home?
  6. How will this reading help you become a better infant-toddler professional?

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Keyser-2017

Weekly Module 6: Family Engagement in Action Readings Post

In this module you will:

  • Identify how to engage families in programming
  • Evaluate practices that engage families
  • Analyze practices that engaging families

After reading Koralek, Nemeth, & Ramsey (2019) answer the following questions:

  1. Summarize the main idea, key details and what you learned from this reading 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. How does continuity of care promote family engagement?
  5. In your own words, explain how the family engagement in Samantha Ellwood’s OR Dee Dee Parker’s program was:
  6. Reciprocal
  7. Strengths-based
  8. Individualized
  9. Participatory 
  10. How will this reading help you become a better infant/ toddler professional?

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Weekly Module 5: What is Family Engagement? Readings Post

In this module you will:

  • Compare family involvement in programs versus program staff engaging with families
  • Evaluate practices that support engaging with families
  • Identify the benefits of staff engaging with families for infants and toddlers

After reading Halgunseth (2009) answer the following questions:

  1. Summarize the main idea, key details, and what you learned from this reading 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. How is family engagement similar to family involvement? How is it different?
  5. Which recommended practice to enhance family engagement do you think is most important? Why?
  6. How will this reading make you a better infant/ toddler professional?

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Family-Engagement-Halgunseth-2009

Weekly Module 4: Who Are Families? Readings Post

In this module you will:

  • Identify struggles that families encounter
  • Determine ways to welcome families, based on their characteristics
  • Compare characteristics of families 

After reading 1 article of the Who are Families? Readings (see options below), answers the following questions:

  1. Which article did you chose? Why?
  2. Summarize the main idea, key details, and what you learned from the reading in 4-6 sentences in your own words. Use key terms and vocabulary from the text.
  3. What quote(s) was most meaningful to you? (identify the page number) Why?
  4. What are the strengths of the families you read about?
  5. What challenges do the families you read about face?
  6. What are the program staff you read about doing to develop relationships with the families?  What else could staff do?
  7. How will this reading help you become a better infant/ toddler professional?

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Who are Families? Readings (pick 1):

 

Weekly Module 3: Site Visit Readings Post

In this module you will:

  • Review the expectations for visiting a site
  • Explore the expectations for the Site Visit Paper
  • Evaluate how you would feel during different scenarios that may arise

After reading the Assignment Guidelines for Site Visits and Power Point on Site Visits, answer the following questions:

  1. When is the Site Visit Paper due?
  2. How many points is the Site Visit Paper worth?
  3. How old are the children you should be observing?
  4. How long should you stay during your visit?
  5. What are 3 things you should look for during the observation?
  6. What steps do you take to arrange your site visit?
  7. Name 2 possible sites you could visit?
  8. What should you bring with you to your site visit?

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ECE 209-Seminar Assignment Guidelines 

Site Visit Power Point