As early childhood professionals, we need to include families at the center of the work we do with their children. Valuing their input creates a sense of belonging that promotes success in school and home. Understanding the unique systems, styles, and stages of each of the family members we welcome into our program enables us to collaborate more fully with each of them, providing the type of collaborative expertise that enhances each partner beyond their individual capacity.
“Children thrive when they have the skills they need to succeed and when families are meaningfully involved in their development and learning.”
– Bierman, Morris, & Abenavoli