In the past, teachers reaching out to parents would most likely mean that a child is misbehaving or having learning difficulties. The key to successful communication is sharing frequent positive messages to build trust and over time, a happy school climate. Holding a weekly reading competition or choosing a “Student of the Week” and sharing. Parents should initiate their children at an early age into the mysteries of the faith of which they are the ‘first heralds’ for their children. A wholesome family life can foster interior dispositions that are genuine preparation for a living faith and remain a support for it throughout one’s life.”. Covid at home work 3 233/27mrs. colville's math class. This Appendix includes sixteen sample letters from two hypothetical parents, Mary Parent and Jane Smith. As you read about the purposes of letters in Chapter 23, refer to letters 1-6 from Mary Parent. Letters 7 through 16 from Jane Smith show you how to use letters to tell your side of the story.ASSIGNMENT 1 – CASE STUDY
Imagine are a qualified educator in either a long day care service or outside school hours care service. A new family has come to the service to enrol their child. The child’s family have migrated to Australia in the past two years from India.
1. What information will be given to the family upon enrolment?
The information will be given to the family upon enrolment are:
The qualified staff member will show them around the centre and let them how the centre work:
Time open and closed
How much the fees are:
How the program work, linked to the EYLF and the children portfolio
What they bring when their child start such as nappies, hat, water bottle, spare clothes/shoes, bed and cot sheets, etc.
Show them the eat/sleep daily chart
Where they sign their child in/out
Where their child’s pocket at with their name on it
Show them that each child’s name on the locker
Where the portfolio located it.
That each child’s have their own basket with their name on it for their nappy
2. As English is their second language how will you ensure that the family understand the information provided to them?
Staff member interpreter in their own language
Pointing and draw pictures
The centre booklet will be translated in different language so the parents/guardian will understand how the centre works.
Different cultural language words around the centre.
Orientation day or visit
3. Indicate the process you would take to gather information about the child’s needs, interests, preferences and routines.
The enrolment form we provide for the parents to gather as much information about their child’s needs, interests, preferences and routines.
We provide them with the ‘Routine Form’ for the parent’s so we can make it easy for the child to stay in the same routine as home.
4. How would you ascertain family practises in relation to care giving and important key family events?
I would ascertain family practises in relation to care giving and important key family events are:
5. What opportunities are there to exchange information on an ongoing basis with the parents after the enrolment process?
To exchange information on an ongoing basis with the parents after the enrolment process are:
The room communication book
Staff member interaction with the parents
Update information form (monthly)
6. What communication strategies would you use? Why would these be appropriate to this family?
Open communication – It's so important for you to be having an open communication with parents about their children's developmental needs. Parents have a right to know what is happening with their child so if you have any behavioral issues or concerns with a child, talk to their parents. At times, it may seem like parents don't take the time to communicate with us. However it's our responsibility to build up the lines of communication. This can include: newsletters, personalized notes, child communication books, questionnaires, surveys, suggestion boxes etc.
Create a room notice board - This will allow you to share experiences and messages with families on a daily basis. You can add the weekly program, daily photos, children's birthdays, child / parent input of the program, newsletters and any messages or important information that you can share with the families at the centre. Just remember that all families will see this, so only provide general information that will benefit all families.
Updates On Parent Page Teach To Be Happy Birthday Wishes7. What would you do to establish a positive relationship with the child’s family?
Create a welcoming atmosphere – It's important to allow family members to participate freely in the center's activities. Invite family members to ask questions and to explore the centre. You can provide explanations about the activities and how they link to the program. Show the family member different projects that their child has participated in and any displays such as art that the child may have worked on.
Interact with the family during the centre events such as Easter concert, Christmas concert, Australia day etc.
8. What would you do to encourage the family to share their knowledge, skills, expertise and aspects of their family life and culture?
The service would encourage the family to share their knowledge, skills, expertise and aspects of the family life and culture by:
Celebrate their cultural day like celebrate the Diwali Day
Christmas Party – bring their cultural food
Family involve with the centre for example: Cooking play how they cook their food, reading storybook about their cultural and the way of life.
Updates On Parent Page Teach To Be Happy Messages9. Describe how you would create opportunities for families to contribute to the operation of the service in an advisory, consultative or decision-making role?
ASSESSMENT 2 – RESEARCH TASK
Complete the following research task. You may need to access the Internet or local community information.
1. How can educators be involved in promoting parent support networks and the value of parenting? Please identify 3 detailed strategies that would support positive parenting in your service.
• Parenting communication book
• Parent’s notice board for the important and value information for guardians or parents.
• Newsletter every month (centre)
2. Research at least one external organisation in your community that can assist with, or be incorporated in, the positive parenting information in your service.
Develop an information flyer or brochure based on the organisation you have researched and ensure you detail what they do and how they can support families in your service. Please ensure the contact details are included so families can easily access the service.
3. Explain how you will ensure that the information that you are providing to families is current and remain current.
• Update the parents information
• Newsletter every month
• Notice board
• Communicator with the parents by talking to them
ASSESSMENT 3 – SIMULATION/ROLE PLAY
Read through the following scenario. You will be conducting a role play/simulation. Ensure that you address all the questions and tasks included.
Imagine that you will need to set up an interview with Noeleen to discuss Callum’s behaviour and Susan the mother of the child who has been bitten. You may choose to simulate this scenario with another educator.
1. Describe the physical setting for each interview and how you have gone about setting up the environment to ensure it is warm and welcoming and an atmosphere to encourage open communication.
2. Discuss the reasons why you need the interviews and how you organized the interviews. (i.e. the aim)
3. Explain what you would like to achieve from the interview with the parents and the opportunities you will provide the family to input into the discussion and assist in developing strategies.
4. Prepare and submit the interview questions for each interview