There are a variety of ways families can participate in your classroom and program. Share how you are currently involving families in your classroom and think of future participation opportunities. Share your responses with your trainer, coach, or administrator. For additional ideas look at the suggested responses.
What activities are families invited to attend? Examples include assemblies, family breakfasts, family nights, special events, field trips, etc.
How do you make families feel like a part of your classroom?
Posting family photographs in the classroom
Including children’s books about families
Calling family members by name
Asking them to volunteer in classroom activities
What are some of the interest areas (art, music, cooking, outdoors, other) where you can get families involved in your classroom?
Do families in your classroom have additional opportunities to participate in other program activities? Examples include family councils, parent meetings, etc.
What parent education programs does your program offer?
What family resources does your program offer?