Early Childhood Special Education Programs: Module 5 Family Involvement and Transition
This is the fifth in a series of five training modules to support effective practices related to Early Childhood Special Education Programs. These modules can be used in or out of sequence. The modules can be stand-alone trainings or a complete series based on participant needs.
Families are the most important people in their children's lives. The younger the child, the more critical it is for the teacher to have an effective relationship with the family in order to support the growth and development of the whole child. It is important to develop a reciprocal relationship where communication and respect go both ways. Focusing on a common goal is the best place to start developing this relationship. This training session addresses the following objectives:
Describe reciprocal family relationships and the importance of family involvement