Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Webinar Alert: Engaging and Empowering Families of Young Children in the Digital Age

Mark your calendar and register now for an upcoming webinar from Early Childhood Investigations!

Engaging and Empowering Families of Young Children in the Digital Age

Luisa Cotto
Presenter: Luisa M. Cotto, Manager, Communications and Engagement, United Way of Miami-Dade

Date: June 24, 2015 2:00 PM Eastern Time

 “Technology tools offer new opportunities for educators to build relationships, maintain ongoing communications, and exchange information and share online resources with families.” – NAEYC & FRC Joint Position Statement, 2012

As a teacher, I experienced that not every family will come to your classroom to volunteer, not everyone has a computer, and some just simply do not have the time as they work several jobs. Being responsive to families’ needs is a crucial task in building positive and strong relationships. In order to engage your families, you cannot rely on one communication channel, but a variety of them. This ensures equitable access to the resources or communication you provide to families.

In an era where we are used to have information at our fingertips, this session will focus on how to build relationships and have ongoing communication with families using a variety of channels and digital tools. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on their current practices and policies within their programs. The session will also provide onepager tutorials and adaptable resources.