Charting Progress for Babies in Childcare
Promote Family Engagement
What policies can states use to move toward this recommendation?
To move toward this recommendation, states may use multiple policy levers, starting from different points. Potential state policies include:
- Require in state licensing that center-based and family child care providers adopt family partnership and parental involvement strategies tailored to parents of infants and toddlers.
- Provide information and technical assistance to infant and toddler center-based and family child care providers regarding parent involvement strategies, such as culturally appropriate strategies for including parents in program development, giving parents opportunities to share concerns about their children's development with providers, and helping parents link to and continue the curriculum their children are experiencing at home.
- Provide funding for providers to have on-site capacity to share referrals or offer on-site opportunities for parents to enhance their parenting skills, knowledge, and understanding of the educational and developmental needs and activities of their children, and to improve family literacy.
- Build family partnership and parental involvement activities tailored to parents of infants and toddlers into the state quality rating and improvement system (QRIS).
Related Project Recommendations
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