Enhancing Collaboration through Communication between Families and Early Childhood Professionals

Many educational decisions are made based on the trust built between professional partnerships families and educational professionals. Early childhood students are best supported when strong collaborative relationships exist before there are challenges. This session will assist family members and early childhood professionals in learning how to create trusting professional partnerships so that students and families have successful school experiences.


  1. Deepen our understanding of the central role, rights, and responsibilities of families within family-professional partnerships.
  2. Learn the primary tenants of strong family-school partnerships.
  3. Gain strategies for improving communication between families and professionals to improve family-to-professional partnerships.

Gateways Topic: Family Dynamics & Relationships
Gateways Content Areas: (F) Family Community
Gateways CDC Content Areas: (4) Parental Relationships 

Assistant Principals
Home Visitors
Occupational Therapists
Parent Educators/Family Specialists
Physical Therapists
School Psychologists
Social Workers
Speech/Language Pathologists
Teacher Assistants/Paraprofessionals
FAM = Family & Community Engagement
Levels of learning

Upcoming Sessions

Event ID Status Details Supporting Materials
258007045 Open
4pm - 5:30pm

1.5-Hour Webinar

Instructor: Kary Zarate

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