Think, Feel, Act: Lessons from research about young children

Parent Engagement

Parent engagement happens when parents/caregivers are invited to be active participants and contributors throughout all areas of the program. Watch the following video clips to reflect on your practices and think about ways you can fully engage parents and caregivers.

For optimal viewing, enlarge the video clips and click on "CC" to view the subtitles. Please note that some clips are in English and some are in French, and subtitles are available for all clips.

Videos

What is it?

How to encourage it?

Why is it important?

Reflect:
On your own or with others, use these questions as a starting point for thinking about your everyday experiences and practices:

  • In what ways are families invited to be active participants throughout all areas of the program?
  • What barriers exist within the program that may be discouraging families from participating?
  • What can I do to build stronger relationships with families?

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