Week 1 – Assignment
Chapter 1 focuses on the family-centered approach to early childhood education, highlighting the importance of the partnership between the family, the early childhood program, and the community to maximize a child’s development and learning. For this assignment, you will create a one- to two-page fact sheet (not including title and reference pages) you can provide to the families in your program that explains the values and challenges of a family-centered approach.
The content on your fact sheet should:
a.Summarize the components of a family-centered approach.
b.Describe five benefits of a family-centered approach.
c.Describe two potential obstacles to overcome in a family-centered approach.
d.Recommend two strategies to overcome obstacles and enlist the support of parents.
In addition to the required content, please be creative with your fact sheet. Keep in mind that this is a resource to be used in the classroom, so make it parent friendly and engaging. You may wish to add visuals and pictures. Be sure to also use at least one scholarly source in addition to the text to support the ideas, and cite all references in APA format as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.