Directions: Prepare a reflective statement abouthow you establish positive and productive relationships with families. This statement should be no more than 500 words. Complete Competency Statement IV by answering the following questions:
- How do you establish strong relationships with the families of the children in your classroom?
- How do you communicate with families about the daily/weekly happenings in your program?
- How do you ensure that you are aware of what is happening in each child’s home life? How do you use this knowledge in your teaching practices?
- Reflect on the feedback that you received in the Family Questionnaires that you provided to families in Lesson 1. How did the responses surprise you or confirm your own reflections about yourself? What professional development goal(s) could you create from these responses?
Competency Statement IV
To establish positive and productive relationships with families
The Child Development Associate National Credentialing Program and CDA competency standards: Infant Toddler edition. (2019). (pp. 13-20). Washington, DC: Council for Professional Recognition.
The Child Development Associate National Credentialing Program and CDA competency standards: Preschool edition. (2019). (pp. 13-19). Washington, DC: Council for Professional Recognition.