Tag Archives: Family

Using Data from Families of Young Children to Advance Program Equity

Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s (DEC) 36th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families Date: January 2021 Presenters: Siobhan Colgan, Cornelia Taylor, Sharon Loza, and Justine Rogoff It is an ongoing challenge to reach and receive input from all families of young children, especially those experiencing ongoing hardships and institutionalized […]

Preparing and Supporting Emerging Family Leaders

Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s 34th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Disabilities Date: October 2018 Presenters: Amy Nicholas, Stephanie Moss, Darla Gundler This session draws on the experiences of emerging family leaders and practitioners to uncover the challenges that early intervention and early childhood special education systems face with preparing and supporting families to […]

Joining Together to Create a Bold Vision for Next-Generation Family Engagement: Engaging Families to Transform Education

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This 2018 paper from the Global Family Research Project highlights the critical role of family engagement in creating equitable learning pathways for children, and offers promising high-leverage areas that can be transformative for children, families, schools, and communities. Data sharing (page 19) is one of five levers identified that hold the promise of building strong […]

Data-Informed Stakeholders: Building Family Capacity to Understand and Use EI/ECSE Program Data

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Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s 33rd Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families Date: October 2017 Presenters: Darla Gundler, Amy Nicholas, & Kerry Belodoff This interactive session addresses the potential challenges families face in today’s data-rich world of EI/ECSE. Strategies for building capacity in family leaders as stakeholders to use […]

Enhancing Trusting Partnerships at the Systems and Practice Levels: Reciprocal Opportunities for Professionals and Families

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This second session of the Engaging Families and Creating Trusting Partnerships to Improve Child and Family Outcomes series focused on the nature of trusting partnerships among professionals and families. The presenters described six research-based partnership principles, and emphasized the practices that professionals and families should demonstrate when implementing the principles. Tools for measuring partnerships and […]