Focus of the Final Project
The Final Project will illustrate how family-centered program theories and concepts support the early childhood classroom and the child’s family.
The family-centered approach contends that family involvement matters for a young child’s cognitive and social development. The Final Project, which will be presented via PowerPoint, should address the following scenario:
You are the director of pre-school program that serves children ages 3 to 5. You are presenting a seminar for both your teachers and your parents to encourage cohesiveness and a true partnership when it comes to educating the whole child. The objective of your presentation is to explain desired behaviors and to share strategies that can be taught in the classroom and extended at home. You will exhibit how educators and parents can encourage desired behaviors from pre-school-aged children in both the pre-school and the home setting.
You will choose four of the following five desired behaviors. You will then give a brief explanation of each desired behavior and how it relates to the classroom and home. You must identify strategies for teaching these behaviors to children in the classroom and create at least one activity for each behavior. You will also share strategies to educate parents on how to reinforce these behaviors at home. In addition, you will include a resource (either community or web based) for the parents to continue their learning at home.
You must use four of the five desired behaviors listed below:
b. Self-help skills
d. Pro-social skills
The PowerPoint presentation must be18 to 20 slides in length. You are encouraged to creatively address the material by including graphics, visuals, charts, graphs and/or sound. Slides should be designed to clearly and concisely address the material. The PowerPoint presentation must be formatted according to APA style (i.e., include title and reference slides and citations within each slide when appropriate). The notes section of the PowerPoint must be utilized to expand on your presented points. The notes section should also include any additional information necessary to explain or show your point of view. You must also use at least two scholarly resources in addition to the course text, and include at least four community resources (with websites included).