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Nicci Stowell is a single parent and just quit her job six months ago to stay at home with her kids. When it comes to children, we should follow what the founder of Reggio Emilia’s Approach, Loris Malaguzzi, said, “Our task is to help children communicate with the world using all their potential, strengths, and languages, and to overcome any obstacle presented by our culture.” This family is friends with my aunt and offered to answer some questions. I selected this family because in our textbook, “The Whole Child: Developmental Education for the Early Years” by Patricia Weissman and Joanne Hendrick, it mentions that only thirteen percent of all families in the United States has a stay-at home mother. It was also taken into consideration …show more content…

Throughout the school year, they have a handful of nights where the parents can bring the student and socialize and get to know others. Parents are always welcome to volunteer and help out during the day in the classroom. While these are great ways to include parents in their child’s education, Joyce Epstein of Johns Hopkins University mentions 6 levels of involvement. The first level is parenting, teachers should help establish a home environment that supports learning for the child. Secondly, communicating from school-to-home and home-to-school. Some different ways to do this are phone calls, newsletters, and emails. The next level is volunteering. Teachers should not only promote but ask for family support in and out of the classroom. Learning at home is the fourth level of parent involvement. Teachers should include information about what their child is learning and how they can help with the child's reading and homework and what needs to be improved. Fifthly, teachers should include parents in school decisions and create family organizations such as PTA. Lastly, teachers should collaborate with the community and provide information about community health, cultural, social support, and other programs or services. (Weissman and Hendrick 49-50). By communicating about community cultural services, I believe that it shows that a teacher shows interest in the familys' culture. Establishing a good relationship

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