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Strategies for Family Engagement Principals and teachers report that they value relationships with families, yet they receive little training for engaging families. They also say that they feel underprepared to develop these partnerships. Partners in Education: A Dual Capacity-Building Framework for Family?School Partnerships, a collaboration between SEDL and the U.S. Department of Education, addresses these challenges. The publication, written by Harvard Graduate School of Education?s Karen L. Mapp, senior lecturer and faculty director of the Education Policy and Management Master?s Program, and Paul J. Kuttner, researcher and educator, presents a framework that focuses on helping both educators and family members develop the necessary skills, knowledge, confidence, and belief systems to develop and sustain home?school relationships. Website
Strategies for Preschool Intervention in Everyday Settings (SPIES) Project History Young children with disabilities or special health care needs and preschoolers who may be at risk for developing a disability can benefit by learning through every day activities and routines in the home. SPIES for Parents is a web-based curriculum built to help caregivers learn to use daily activities to teach preschool children. Video clips and text suggest ways to talk to children and give them help during everyday routines in order to help their development and learning. The website also includes additional information for parents such as links to other helpful websites, strategies that teachers use in preschool classrooms, a language development program, Kid Talk, by authors at Vanderbilt University SPIES for Parents is adapted from Strategies for Preschool Intervention in Everyday Setting (SPIES).  Website
Strategies for Successful Inclusion This info module discusses seven strategies and four key principles that promote the creation of an inclusive and accepting early care and education environment. Info Module
Strategies for Successful Transitions (Part two) In Part Two of our discussion on transitions, we will look at some specific strategies for making your transitions more successful. Included in this podcast will be activities to involve children and staff before and during transitions in order to avoid pitfalls around challenging behaviors. Podcast
Strategies for Working with Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder 15 practical strategies to support the success of children with autism spectrum disorder in early care and school age care and education programs. Document
Strategies to Encourage Language Learning, Strategies to Support Language Development and Learning The attached article is an excerpt from the book Infant and Toddler Development and Responsive Program Planning: A Relationship-Based Approach by Donna S. Wittmer and Sandra H. Petersen. Document
Strategies to Prevent Challenging Behavior The following strategies can prevent challenging behaviors and positively support all children in your program, whether or not they consistently use challenging behaviors. Tipsheet
Strategies to Support Children who have Experienced Trauma The definition of- and practical strategies to support young children who have experienced trauma. Tipsheet
Strategies to Support Young Children after an Emergency      For early care and education professionals, one of the tasks of recovery is the identification of how to best support children and their families to return to daily routines and regain some sense of normalcy.   Info Module
Strengthening Partnerships to Support Babies with Special Needs This video provides an overview of what families may experience when they learn their child has special needs. Website