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CC3 - Partnering with Families and Communities

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Building respectful, reciprocal relationships through a shared understanding with families and cultivating meaningful family and community involvement is critical. Early care and education and out-of-school time educators must demonstrate knowledge and understanding of parents as a child’s first teacher, diverse family structures, and influences that enable educators to positively support and communicate with individual children and families. This includes implementing culturally competent practices, knowing about and connecting families to community resources, and keeping abreast of opportunities for appropriate, positive collaborations with other family, school, and community services.

  • A. Respect for diverse cultures and communities
  • B. Communication/relationships with family
  • C. Family involvement
  • D. Resources to support families
  • E. Improving partnerships with schools and communities


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