Family Engagement (Engaging and Empowering Families as Early Learning Stakeholders)

Resource Type
Archived Webinars
Resource Category
Family & Community Engagement
Dr. Antoinette Taylor, Dr. Cristina Pacione-Zayas, Grace Araya, Iris Hildreth and Jaclyn Vasquez

1.5-hour webinar that took place on August 5, 2020.

Family engagement is one of the most powerful predictors of a child’s development, and of positive academic, social emotional and behavioral outcomes for young learners. Parents and guardians are their children’s first and best teachers, making the importance of addressing the needs of children within the context of their family critical. This is especially true during the unprecedented dilemmas children and families are experiencing due to the pandemic and a variety of ongoing events. This interactive webinar will explore evidenced based strategies to promote collaboration with families to build mutually respectful and goal-oriented relationships that support positive outcomes for children, increased support for children’s learning at home and school and positive transitions to Kindergarten