Module 7: Getting to Know Families & Babies (3/10-3/16)


Module Objectives:

In this module you will:

  • Examine methods to get to know families
  • Explore practices that help children to transition into a program
  • Analyze the importance of of phase-in and home visits for infants, families, and teachers


Assignment #1: Ways to Get to Know Families

Complete this handout as you:

    • Read Goldsmith & Theilhiemer
    • Read Block (2014)
    • Watch TAPS Partnerships with Families: Part 2

Link to Goldsmith & Theilhiemer (2015)

Goldsmith & Theilheimer (2015)


Link to Block (2014)

Block (2014)


Video TAPS Partnerships with Families: Part 2


Submit the completed handout on Blackboard for ECE 209-Seminar (in ‘Assignments’ for ‘Module 7 handout’)

Activity #2: Best Practices for Working with Families who have Infants

What are the best practices for working with families who have infants from the readings and video 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?