Families, Schools and Communities Together for Young Children

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/8/2007
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Families, Schools and Communities: Together for Young Children, 3e emphasizes the role of families and communities in children?s education, and is geared to meeting national standards in teacher preparation programs. Content reflects current research and best practice in education. Divided into two sections, this book provides an understanding of contemporary families, and the skills required to build relationships with families and the community. A complete new chapter fosters family involvement by addressing math, literacy, science, and social studies academic content areas. This chapter also contains specific ideas and strategies for increasing family involvement in the community and schools, and encourages learning at home. New information is included about working with military families, addressing issues of childhood obesity and teaching children about financial literacy and managing money.

Table of Contents

Understanding Families
A Theory-Based Approach to Family Involvement in Early Childhood Education
Understanding Family Diversity
Developmental Issues in Families with Young Children
Family Strengths, Family Functions, and Family Structure
Family Stress
A Family-Based Philosophy in Early Childhood Education
Family-Staff Relationships
Parent Education and Family Life Education
Early Childhood Educators in the Community
Case Studies
Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C
Appendix D
Appendix E
Appendix F
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