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535801 (Softbound)
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978-192961062-4 (Softbound)
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Are you sick of struggling with parents of children in your care? Are you dreading upcoming conferences or wishing you knew how to approach a difficult topic? Parent-Friendly Early Learning will help you turn parent worries into warm, confident relationships.

You'll learn how to:

• Improve parent-teacher communication
• Better understand a parent's perspective
• Address a parent's fears
• Develop and uphold policies
• Discuss child development
• Share information with parents

Written for beginning teachers and directors as well as seasoned professionals, this is the perfect resource for anyone genuinely interested in working with-not just for-parents. Detailed real-life scenarios in each chapter will help you create a climate of partnership, understand the background for each issue, avoid problems, and handle any conflict that does happen. The user-friendly format allows you to start with the issues that are most pressing to you. Softbound, 160 pgs.

"[The author's] straightforward approach to working with children and their families brings us right to the heart of the matter. It's all about quality relationships! Parent-Friendly Early Learning maps out strategies for inviting parents to the table where important dialogue begins."
--Julia Butler, M.Ed., Director, Second Street Children's School, CDA instructor

About Julie Powers

Julie Powers, MA, grew up in the Sonoran Desert and lives in Maui, Hawaii, during the school year and outside Telluride, Colorado, in the summers and loves each ecosystem. She has an MA from Pacific Oaks College, a BA in child development from the University of Arizona, and an AA in early childhood education from Pima Community College. Julie is an associate professor of early childhood education more..

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