Partnering with Families: Best Practices for Working with Families who have Infants

What are the best practices for working with families who have infants from the reading in this module?  Identify your source (reading or video) as you develop the list.

Your reading may have described families of older children; how can you apply the information to families who have infants?

 

14 thoughts on “Partnering with Families: Best Practices for Working with Families who have Infants”

  1. The best practice is from the video Partnerships with Families: Part 5 (2012) while the focus is ultimately on the children, we can’t fully support their growth unless we work together, parents and caregivers. Which takes a lot of skills and forces individuals to think differently about their roles and take on a lot of new tasks. Build secure attachment bonds with parents as well as children and you should have a common mindset and goals with parents.

    1. Madeline — Thanks for your comment in this activity. Thinking differently about roles — and sharing power — is critical to partnering with families.

  2. The best practice I learned it’s always good to communicate with the family and talk to them about what they did throughout the week so you can have that conversation with the child. Engage in conversation with a child and have him talk to you about what’s going on so they can feel comfortable with you.

    1. Leana — Thanks for your comment in this activity. Conversation with families is important. I wonder, how does communication with families lead to family engagement?

  3. Some of the best practices to use from this weeks module is being an active listener, having great communication with each other to help each other out, having open and honest communication. Work together to have a shared philosophy towards a common goal , respect each other and having an open mind can help each other.

    1. Karen — Thanks for your comment in this activity.Ongoing, open, honest communication, shared goals, respect, being open-minded are all part of partnering; I wonder, would an infant teacher engage in these practices with families?

  4. This week one of the best practices I learned from the module is be open and honest with the families. This makes them feel more comfortable and creates a secure environment where parents are comfortable leaving their children. It is so important because without this the teacher and parents won’t be on the same page which will confuse the child. And this connects to working with older children for the same reasons.

    1. Jenna — Thanks for your comment in this activity. I wonder, how does an infant teacher being open & honesty connect to sharing power with families?

  5. What are the best practices for working with families who have infants from the reading in this module? Identify your source (reading or video) as you develop the list.

    Your reading may have described families of older children; how can you apply the information to families who have infants?

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  6. While it can be difficult to create and maintain open communication, the key is to ensure that you listen and respond in a way that communicates your respect for the family, by reflecting on how and when you should offer your expertise. You might want to begin by reflecting upon how or when you should offer your expertise. Ensure that you seek the family’s advice as often as you share your own, show respect for their opinions by meeting procedures that help focus on open-ended questions and encouraging families to feel more comfortable about disclosing their needs and preferences.

  7. In week one, the best practice that I learned is to be honest and open with families. I believe this is important because the parents will know we are keeping their babies safe by being honest and telling them the truth.

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