Rhode Island


Webinar: Effective Strategies for Engaging Families in Your Program

In a speech last summer, President Obama challenged parents to take a more active role in their children’s education and to pay more attention to their schools. He explained, “ I want them (children) aspiring to be scientists and engineers, doctors, and teachers, not just ballers and rappers!” He calls the years before a child reaches kindergarten, the most critical in his or her life to influence learning. As a result of scientifically-based research on the affect of the home on children’s learning, parent engagement in supporting the development and learning of their children has gained much national attention. Early childhood education programs are challenged to find and implement more effective strategies for working together with parents to improve the educational success of their children.

Therefore, the TTA Center has designed an interactive webinar to engage you and key staff in examining ways to more effectively engage parents. The session will: 1) briefly review the latest research; 2) engage you in assessing your current strategies and working on challenges faced in moving this priority forward; 3) share approaches for engaging parents in innovative ways; and 4) explore engagement strategies to adopt in your program. Whether you join us onsite at the TTA Center, or participate as a program team from your offices, you can expect that this webinar will actively engage you in examining your current parent engagement practices and in planning to implement new ones.