CANCELLED: Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Family Engagement

ID number
East Maine SD 63 Family Resource Center

9000 Capitol Dr
Des Plaines, IL 60018
United States

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Family engagement is a foundational component of high quality early childhood programs.  Engaging families from backgrounds different from our own requires educators to dig deep into their own cultural beliefs and practices as well as being open to learning about the cultural beliefs and practices of others. The linguistic goals that families have for their children need to be clearly understood so they can be affirmed and supported in early childhood settings.  Educators have to create space to integrate the families’ funds of knowledge in meaningful ways in their routines, curriculum and events….not just food and fiestas. During this session, examples will provide a starting place for our discussion on how to transform your classroom and program practices to engage families authentically.

Learner objectives
  • Analyze family engagement practices using a culturally responsive lens
  • Evaluate language focused family engagement practices
  • Expand your classroom based practices to build upon the assets of the children and the families with whom you work. 
Intended Audiences
Administrator, Early Childhood Special and General Educator, Family Educator, Family Member
Contact hours
Gateways training stage
Training topic areas
Family Dynamics & Relationships