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DOUBLE TAP TO ZOOM ON PHONE OR TABLET Education & Teaching / Child Care / Parent Participation Excel at engaging families in your program Family partnerships are an essential factor in every successful early childhood program. Effective communication is key to developing and sustaining a family- centered model that fosters thriving relationships with the most significant people in the lives of young children. In this comprehensive, practical guide, Janis Keyser shows teachers and providers how to use proven communication strategies to connect with and encourage the involvement of parents and other family members. A family-centered approach engages the whole family as partners both at home and in the child care setting. The interactive, hands-on exercises in From Parents to Partners enable child care providers to adapt the principles and practices of this approach to fit their particular program. This updated second edition also includes: •• Inspirations from Reggio Emilia •• Suggestions for using technology to support family-centered care •• Access to additional resources, including downloadable reproducibles that can be used for personal reflection or in class discussions Janis Keyser, MA, is a parent educator and site director at the Google Children’s Centers. She taught in the early childhood education department at Cabrillo College in Aptos, California, and has conducted workshops for parents and teachers for more than thirty-five years. ISBN 978-1-60554-514-1 COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL $29.95