1. a) The three factors interaction
b) I believe Parent participation and communication is important since it enable children to understand the connection to their family and community. National quality standard provide framework that requires parents to provide respectful, collaborative, relationships, supportive with families. This help foster the communication between educators, families and children thus communication unite these groups and share vision with view of achieving goals. Quality Area 6 for instance focuses on the uniting families with their children and the community in general to realize the vision hence achieves set goals for learning.
a) Prepare presentation
b) Building relationship through interaction of children, families and community in general.
Building relation is suitable and provide information to those who have limited English skills. This initiative make different people feel free to offer their ideas and participate as they also learn along with their children4. With this relationship building ideas are welcomed in respectful manner that encourage participation. Building relationship also is based on respect for diversity that exist within the society with main focus on ability rather than weakness.
c) Interview a parent and write down their responses to the following questions. Protect the parent’s confidentiality; you do not have to mention their name.
I. Do you feel you collaborate sufficiently with service educators to develop care strategies for your child? Yes. In what ways? I normally take part in assessing my child’s performance in collaboration and with advice from the educator
II. How do you find out about your child’s progress, relationships and experiences within the service? I normally check the results my child obtain from various test the child undertake in school. Are you satisfied with the level of communication? Yes to some extend am satisfied Why or why not? I am seeing some positive progress that reflect child’s performance
III. How welcoming do you think the service environment and educators are? I think the service environment is welcoming especially the respectful way the educators treat parents. What works well and what needs to improve? The only part that needs some improvement is the communication aspect mostly public relation aspect
d) Describe a decision you helped a parent make.
The decision was to retain parent’s child in our education center. The parent had idea of transferring child to another education center due to the feeling that child had little progress in English language. I ensured that the parent participated in assessing child English language skill especially written skills. The parent realized how positively the child has progress in English performance since the child joined education center hence the need to retain the child at the center. This situation has produce satisfactory results and parents fell happy with the overall result thereby appreciating our services at the institution.
e) We can improve performance as educator through allowing members of families to suggest some ideas that are also implemented in learning process or in educating their children. In this sense families will feel part of the system especially achievement of their children8. Educator feels motivated when families are involved in educating children. Involving families in educating children especially in decision making on the type of services provided to their children help improve the performance of educator.
3. a) indicators about a child and their family that may indicate they need additional support from resources within the community include
i. child health,
ii. The relationship between social and family functioning and child health
iii. Resource domain such as income, psychological and social capital
b) Notice on diversity
The most common issue in the current society is effect of diversity in learning especially where there is mixture of culture and ideas. As an institution educators uphold and respect the diversity that exists among children, families11 and community. With this respect the education center does not consider the following in offering services:
- Parent Income
- Psychology capital or
- Social capital
The institution respect diversity and harmonize service delivery to ensure children achieve desirable result based on their ability not social status. With this in mind we encourage parents and family to participate through
- Decision making
- Suggestion for improvement and
Therefore, families and community should feel welcomed to participate in raising or child rearing exercise bearing in mind the following pillars:
- Building relationship
- Respectful partnership
- Reflective learning practice
- High expectations and
- Respect for diversity
c) We ensure the information remain current there is need to continuously update the information based on the current emerging issues in early child education. Moreover, information should also considers the set guidelines within the National Quality Standards (NQS).
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