Course curriculum

  • 4

    Topic 1: Building Relationships that Support Children and Families

  • 5

    Topic 1: Chapter 1

  • 6

    Topic 1: Chapter 2

    • Family Engagement

    • Parent Participation

    • Six Types of Parent Involvement

    • Encouraging Family Involvement

    • Helping Families Feel Welcome

    • Helping Families Feel Welcome (Open-Ended Question to Be Reviewed by Trainer)

    • Topic 1: Chapter 2 Check for Understanding

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    Topic 1: Chapter 3

    • Supporting Families​

    • Build Relationships with Families

    • Use Multiple Modes Communication

    • Foster Two-way Communication

    • Communicate the Positive and the Negative

    • Approach the Relationship with Respect

    • Extend the Learning

    • How to Extend Learning

    • What Young Children Learn (Open-Ended Question to be Reviewed by a Trainer)

    • Topic 1: Chapter 3 Discussion Topic

    • Topic 1: Chapter 3 Check for Understanding

  • 8

    Topic 1: Chapter 4

    • Transitions – From Home to Program

    • Transitions: Scenario

    • Topic 1: Chapter 4 Discussion Topic

    • Topic 1: Chapter 4 Check for Understanding

  • 9

    Topic 1: Chapter 5

    • Confidentiality

    • Keeping Confidentiality

    • Topic 1: Chapter 5 Check for Understanding

  • 10

    Topic 1: Assignment 1

    • Topic 1 Assignment 1 Building Relationships

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    Topic 1: Chapter 6

    • Providing Support to Families Under Stress

    • Types of Resources

    • Specific Ways To Help

    • Resources for Families

    • Topic 1: Chapter 6: Discussion Topic - Resources

    • Topic 1: Chapter 6 Check for Understanding

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    Topic 1: Assignment 2

    • Topic 1 Assignment 2 Community Resources

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    Topic 1: Chapter 7

    • Children Do Not Choose

    • Homelessness

    • Defining Homelessness

    • Homelessness Statistics

    • Causes of Homelessness

    • Identifying Homelessness in Children

    • Positive Relationships

    • Resources for Homelessness

    • Supporting Children (Open-Ended Question to Be Reviewed by Trainer)

    • Topic 1: Chapter 7 Check for Understanding

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    Topic 1: Chapter 8

    • Supportive Communities

    • Goals for Community Support 1

    • Goals for Community Support 2

    • Goals for Community Support 3

    • Goals for Community Support 4

    • Connecting Families with Community Resources

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    Topic 1: Assignment 3

    • Topic 1 Assignment 3 Reflection

  • 16

    Topic 1: Wrapping it Up

    • Topic 1 Completion

    • Topic 1 Reflection (Open-Ended Question to Be Reviewed by Trainer)

    • Topic 1: Building Relationships that Support Children and Families Quiz

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    Topic 2: Family Activity Nights

    • Topic 2: Course Description

    • Topic 2: Pre-Assessment (Open-Ended Question to Be Reviewed by Trainer)

  • 18

    Topic 2: Chapter 1

    • Families in a Changing World

    • Accept and Respect

    • Family Statistics

    • More Family Statistics

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    Topic 2: Chapter 2

    • Family Night

    • Family Involvement

    • Why Host a Family Night (Open-Ended Question to Be Reviewed by Trainer)

    • Avoiding Common Pitfalls

    • Topic 2: Chapter 2 Discussion Topic

    • Biggest Common Pitfall

    • Successful After-Hours (Open-Ended Question to Be Reviewed by Trainer)

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    Topic 2: Chapter 3

    • Components of a Successful Family Night

    • More Components for Success

    • More Components for Success

    • Event Planning Tips

    • Staffing Events

    • Family Program Theme Ideas

    • More Theme Ideas

    • More Theme Ideas

    • Planning an Activity Night Advice (Open-Ended Question to Be Reviewed by Trainer)

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    Topic 2 Assignment

    • Topic 2: Assignment Family Activity Nights

  • 22

    Topic 2: Wrapping it Up

    • Topic 2 Completion

    • Topic 2: Reflect (Open-Ended Question to Be Reviewed by Trainer)

    • Topic 2: Family Activity Nights Quiz

  • 23

    Topic 3: Supporting Families with Special Needs

    • Topic 3: Course Description

    • Topic 3: Pre-Assessment

  • 24

    Topic 3: Chapter 1

    • ADA Accessibility

    • Provisions of the ADA

    • Terms and Explanations

    • ADA Program Compliance Examples

    • ADA Worksheet

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    Topic 3: Chapter 2

    • Child Care Setting

    • Topic 3: Chapter 3 Discussion Topic

    • Choosing a Center

    • Center Selection Survey (Open-Ended Question to Be Reviewed by Trainer)

    • Center Selection Worksheet

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    Topic 3: Chapter 3

    • Program Planning for Special Needs

    • Inclusion

    • Check for Understanding: Inclusion (Open-Ended Question to Be Reviewed by Trainer)

    • Benefits of Inclusion

    • Inclusion Worksheet

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    Topic 3: Chapter 4

    • Examples of People First Language

    • People First Language

    • People First Worksheet

  • 28

    Topic 3: Chapter 5

    • Topic 3: Chapter 5 Discussion Topic - People First Language

    • Environmental Accomodations

    • Positive Interaction Strategies

    • Using Positive Interactions

    • Environment Worksheet

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    Topic 3: Chapter 6

    • Staff Preparation

    • Professional Development

  • 30

    Topic 3: Chapter 7

    • Topic 3: Chapter 7 Discussion Topic - Professional Development

    • More Alike than Different

    • Staff Worksheet

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    Topic 3: Assignment

    • Topic 3 Assignment Supporting Families

  • 32

    Topic 3: Wrapping it Up

    • Topic 3 Completion

    • Topic 3 Supporting Families with Special Needs Quiz

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    Topic 4: Using Literature to Support Diverse Families

    • Topic 4: Course Description

    • Topic 4: Pre-Assessment (Open-Ended Question to Be Reviewed by Trainer)

  • 34

    Topic 4: Chapter 1

    • Never Too Early to Read to a Child

    • Family Literature

    • Literature and Families

  • 35

    Topic 4: Chapter 2

    • Topic 4: Chapter 2 Discussion Topic - Family Values

    • Early Literacy and Learning About Families

    • About Monday is One Day

    • Monday is One Day

    • Sharing Books (Open-Ended Question to Be Reviewed by Trainer)

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    Topic 4: Chapter 3

    • Valuing Diverse Families

    • Communicating with Families

    • Check Your Biases at the Door

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    Topic 4: Chapter 4

    • Choosing Literature

    • Beyond Literature

    • Choosing Literature

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    Topic 4: Chapter 5

    • Topic 4: Chapter 5 Discussion Topic - Appropriate Books

    • Lesson Plan: ​My Family Tree

    • Worksheet: My Family Tree

    • My Family Tree Possible Answer

    • Lesson Plan: ​​Family Mobiles

    • Worksheet: Family Mobiles

    • Family Mobiles Possible Answer

    • Lesson Plan: ​​The Name Quilt

    • Worksheet: The Name Quilt

    • The Name Quilt Possible Answer

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    Topic 4: Assignment

    • Topic 4 Assignment Bibliography

  • 40

    Topic 4: Wrapping it Up

    • Topic 4: Completion

    • Topic 4: Reflect (Open-Ended Question to Be Reviewed by Trainer)

    • Topic 4: Quiz

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    Evaluation Form

    • Nurturing Family Connections Feedback Form