The Final Project will illustrate how family-centered programs, theories, and concepts support the early childhood classroom and the child’s family. The family-centered approach asserts that family involvement is important for a young child’s cognitive and social development. The Final Project, which will be presented via PowerPoint, will address the following scenario:
You are the director of a preschool program that serves children ages three to five. You are giving a presentation to teachers and parents to encourage partnerships in the education of the whole child. The objective of your presentation is to encourage adaptive skills and to facilitate strategies in which to maximize these abilities that can be taught in the classroom and extended at home. Address the following points:
- Self-help skills.
- Pro-social skills.
- Self-regulation skills.
- Explain the desired skills and how they relate to the classroom and home.
- Identify and discuss two to three strategies for teaching the skill-set to children in the classroom.
- Explain how you will help parents to utilize the strategies to reinforce the desired ability at home.
- Identify and describe a resource (either community or web-based) for the parents to use to continue their learning at home.