​Family Engagement

For infant/toddler and preschool teachers, and family child care providers: Learn how to increase family strengths and promote healthy family interactions through the five protective factors, and how to build relationships with families through culturally competent practices.

Family Partnerships and Culture (Feb. 8 or 28)

Family Partnerships and Culture was developed by the Early Education and Support Division of the California Department of Education and draws upon current research and evidence-based practice. While reviewing this publication, administrators will develop a deeper understanding of cultural competency, contemporary households, and the implications of family life in early childhood curricula. This workshop will introduce effective cultural competency that will support administrators in reflecting on and enhancing current practices to fully embrace the cultures within our communities. Administrators will leave with new strategies and additional resources to ensure cultural and family experiences are respectfully implemented in daily practices.

Strengthening Families Overview (Feb. 12 or 28, March 21)

Participants will become familiar with and explore the five protective factors: parental resilience, social connections, knowledge of parenting and child development, concrete support in times of need, and social and emotional competence of children.