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Core Competency #3 - Partnering with Families and Community

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3. Respect for diverse cultures and communities (check your current knowledge and skill level). *This question is required.
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I promote staff growth and development in understanding cultural influences on parenting, problem solving, communicating, and relating with families. (2-A).
I recognize that there are differences in families’ child rearing practices and family composition. (2-I) *This question is required
I recognize and value that each child and youth develops in the context of family, language, culture, and community; development is impacted by the family and community socioeconomics, values, and traditions. (1-I) *This question is required
I understand, accept, and am respectful of family values, practices, and expectations. (2-I) *This question is required
I develop and implement policies and practices that are respectful and inclusive of all families. (1-A) *This question is required
I can assess curriculum, learning activites and environments to support development of each child and youth, including diverse learners. | 2-A) *This question is required
I create a climate that is respectful of diversity and sensitive to the characteristics of each family. (1-M). *This question is required
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A.   Communication/relationships with families  (check your current knowledge and skill level.)

*This question is required.
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I use multiple mediums to regularly communicate with families regarding program activities, policies, and practices; communicates about each child and youth’s development, progress, and interests; maintains child, youth, and family confidentiality. (3-M) *This question is required
I promote policies and practices that reflect a family strengthening philosophy. (4-A).
I establish rapport with families through regular communication. (4-I). *This question is required
I establish policies and procedures that ensure ongoing communication with families. (3-A). *This question is required
I make modifications and adaptations to encourage each child and youth to participate in gross and fine motor activities. (3-M) *This question is required
I build relationships with families based on mutual respect. (4-I). *This question is required
I develop policies and procedures that are collaborative and reflective of meaningful family involvement. (4-A).
I encourage each child to particapate in gross and fine motor activities according to their individual interessts and abilities. (3-I) *This question is required
I respond appropriately to family questions and/or seeks support as needed. (4-I). *This question is required
I evaluate the program's responsiveness to family and community needs and make recommendations for changes. (4-A).
I understand and value parents/guardians as the primary teacher of their children and youth. (3-I). *This question is required
I engage families in identifying and working toward a shared vision, goals, and philosophy for the program. (4-M). *This question is required
5. Family involvement (check your current knowledge and skill level) *This question is required.
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I elicit feedback from families to improve policies and practices. (6-A).
I plan collaboratively with families to identify and implement opportunities for family involvement. (5-M). *This question is required
I welcome and engage families in daily program activities. (5-I). *This question is required
I create program systems/procedures that assure meaningful family involvement and partnerships (5-A). *This question is required
I assist children, youth, and families in transitions from home to school and between settings within and among programs.(6-M). *This question is required
I inform families of changes that influence the daily operation of the classroom. (6-M). *This question is required
I assess and plan diverse opportunities for family involvement. (5-A). *This question is required
I create and implement programmatic plans, in partnership with families, to support children, youth, and families (6-A)
I maintains a warm, accepting, and responsive environment that fosters family involvement. (6-I). *This question is required
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Resources to support families (check your current knowledge and skill level) *This question is required.
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I seek information on community resources and communicates with families on resource options as needs are identified. (7-I). *This question is required
I work collaboratively with families to identify needs of children, youth, and families. (7-M). *This question is required
I develop resource guides to make appropriate referrals. (7-M). *This question is required
I facilitate access to resources that address the needs of families(7-A). *This question is required
I establish and maintain relationships with schools, agencies, and institutions to assure services are family-centered. (7-A). *This question is required
I am capable of recognizing when children, youth, and families are experiencing challenges and show sensitivity to the situation (8-I). *This question is required
I support staff in the implementation of learning activities sand modifications that enhance communications and foster language development.| (8-A) *This question is required
I create support plans for children, youth, and families experiencing challenges.(8-A). *This question is required
7. Improving partnerships with schools and communities (check your current level of knowledge and skills). *This question is required.
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I understand age/grade specific learning and development goals and outcomes *This question is required
I engage in daily dialogue about child and youth’s life including community and school day with children, youth, and families. (9-I). *This question is required
I provide appropriate resources to families with children and youth transitioning to school. (9-A). *This question is required
I creates out-of-school time curriculum/activities that support school day learning.(9-M). *This question is required
I engage in regular dialogue with school about the program and its role in the community. (10-I). *This question is required
I establish a strong working relationship between families, teachers, school administration, and community to ensure seamless social, emotional and academic development. (9-A). *This question is required
I develop communication mechanisms with school day teachers regarding student behavior and academic performance. (10-M).
In school and out-of-school educators identify activities and materials that will complement each other’s lesson plans. (10-M).
I participate in school events. (10-I).
I establish (with principal and classroom teachers), clear policies and procedures regarding shared space, information sharing with respect to grades, progress reports and financial stability. (10-A).
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