Involving Parents in Their Children's Learning
AUTHOR: Whalley, Margy
PUBLISHER: Paul Chapman Publishing
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`This book is a comprehensive look at how the Pen Green Centre in Corby, works with and includes parents as partners and stakeholders. With chapters such as "hard-to-reach parents" and "fathers are parents too"... this book is invaluable to not only students' research but also practitioners and management of child care centres too. An excellent staff training tool, this book shows how the ethos of the Corby centre has shaped and moulded the centre into the success it is today' - Amazon Review
This book shows how early years practitioners can develop a worthwhile collaboration with parents. Drawing on their work with the parents and community at the renowned Pen Green Centre, the authors show: how to support parents as their child's first educator; how to provide practical and psychological support to parents; how to involve fathers and male carers; how to share important child development concepts; and how to support and extend children's learning; how to reach out to hard-to-reach parents.
The book shows how, by documenting their own practice, staff in early years settings can develop new understandings and become more reflexive practitioners.
It will essential reading for early years practitioners and students who wish to understand how to engage parents in their children's learning.
PUBLICATION DATE: 3/19/2001