This measure examines if there is an existing policy for parent-teacher conferences and if parents are allowed to have a discussion with a teacher. Facilities should have documented opportunities allowing parents to meet with teachers as needed.Category: Category 3: Program Administration Subcategory: Family Involvement
In this section you will find videos, images, and/or documents that can be used to better understand this measure. These examples can also be used in conversations between mentors, directors, and/or teachers to discuss how the program's current practices compare to these examples.
Program staff can use this conference record form to document their conversations with families, as well as use the completed form as evidence showing the ongoing communication with families about children’s progress and development. By having completed forms, the program has proof that staff and families are working together to make decisions regarding the child’s experience.Age(s): Infant, Toddler, Preschool, School-age
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Program staff, in collaboration with the family, can use the Family and Teacher Goal-Setting Form to prioritize learning areas for the child’s targeted support and to create an action plan for learning activities both at home and at the program. By having completed forms, the program has proof that staff and families are working together to make decisions regarding the child’s experience.Age(s): Infant, Toddler, Preschool, School-age
Assessment practices should include receiving input from families on children’s developing skills. The CIRCLE Progress Monitoring: Family Observation Forms are appropriate for preschool children and can be used in conversations with families to identify skills that could be supported at home and at the program.Age(s): Preschool