Ashford 4: – Week 3 – Discussion 2
Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Reference the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
National Standards for Family-School Partnerships
Chapter 6 explains the National Standards for Family-school partnerships, as presented by the National PTA. Although these standards are written for school-aged children, they are more than applicable to the early childhood classroom, as presented in your text. Review the suggestions for each of the six standards as well as NAEYC’s Family Engagement Resource List.
Using your assigned grouping below, explain the two standards and offer at least three suggestions to incorporate these standards in your preschool program. Then, explain why these standards should be the basis for all early childhood programs, and how it they will benefit your students and their families.
Your final two statements will reflect the following:
- [Name of your first assigned standard] is essential for student success because _____________.
- [Name of your second assigned standard] is essential for student success because _____________.
Below is your assigned grouping by the first letter of your last name.
- A – I :
Standard 1: Welcoming all families into the school community.
Standard 2: Communicating effectively.
- J – R:
Standard 3: Supporting student success.
Standard 4: Speaking up for every child.
- S – Z:
Standard 5: Sharing power.
Standard 6: Collaborating with community.
Guided Response: Review several of your classmates’ posts. Respond to at least two of your peers who had different criteria than you. Extend their thoughts on how to incorporate their standards into your program. Offer at least one online resource for each of their standards to extend their information.