Working With Parents
This course is designed to assist students in working effectively with parents. The dual role of parents - as a resource and client will be examined. In addition the role of child care as a resource and support system to families will be identified. RATIONALE: In Working with Parents the student will learn how to communicate effectively with parents. Parent meetings will be a major focus of attention. The skills necessary to plan, implement and evaluate parent meetings will be developed. Additional methods for conveying information to parents will be identified. The other area to be addressed is supporting families who are facing difficult issues or who have concerns which need to be addressed by the staff of the centre.