Parents as Teachers Recognizes Best Practices in Early Childhood Education

12/1/11

Parents as Teachers, the trusted resource for organizations and professionals in the early childhood education, honored three of its affiliates with the prestigious Losos Prize for Excellence for 2011 at the organization’s national conference in November. These Parents as Teachers affiliates were chosen based on their demonstrated creativity and innovation in pursuit of the Parents as Teachers vision that all children will learn, grow and develop to realize their full potential.

Source: St. Louis Today

Available at: http://interact.stltoday.com/pr/local-news/PR12011112237637

News You Can Use: A Circle of Support for Infants and Toddlers – Reflective Parenting Practices and Strategies in Early Head Start – Head Start

In EHS programs, reflective supervision and reflective parenting practice can also be thought of as the circle of support or the continuous relationships that allow caring for and supporting infants and toddlers to be the main focus. Readers will also learn strategies for sustaining relationships built through the circle of support, strategies and issues to consider to overcoming a break down in reflective practice, and suggestions for encouraging parents to reflect and build on parenting practices. EHS directors, supervisors and staff will find the following edition of News You Can Use helpful in defining reflective supervision in practice.

Source: Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center

Available at: http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/tta-system/ehsnrc/Early%20Head%20Start/supervision/supervision/NewsYouCanUse.htm

A Head Start on Picturing America: Facilitator’s Toolkits

The techniques and strategies outlined in the facilitator’s toolkits are designed to support Head Start program staff in engaging children and families in the arts using the A Head Start on Picturing America initiative. Through interactive sessions and workshops, these toolkits will help staff to encourage constructive thinking and conversation, as well as enhance parent and child participation in the community and around the arts. The facilitator’s toolkits also work to improve staff leadership skills by outlining different approaches and providing tips and checklists.

Source: Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center

Available at: http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/tta-system/family/Family%20and%20Community%20Partnerships/New%20Family%20Literacy/A%20Head%20Start%20on%20Picturing%20America/facilitators_tool.htm