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Partnering with Parents
Easy Programs to Involve Parents in the Early Learning Process

Partnering with Parents
Easy Programs to Involve Parents in the Early Learning Process



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At last! A book has finally arrived that takes the worry out of parent-teacher communication. This innovative and original guide makes it easy for preschool teachers to connect with parents and involve them in the learning process using family meetings. Offering a complete plan for every meeting, Partnering With Parents is bursting with helpful tips, strategies, and creative ways to build a connection between home and school.

Each meeting begins with an icebreaker, allowing families to mix and mingle, and then continues with multiple activities that give parents the opportunity to experience first-hand what their child is learning. The suggested meetings address a variety of topics, with enticing titles such as "Are You Hungry for Fun?" and "Magical Art Mixtures." Teachers, parents, and children alike will treasure each meeting as they build relationships and form a community of learners.

Each of the 27 family meetings includes:

  • Invitations*
  • Reminders*
  • Nametags
  • Mixers
  • Family Meeting Activities
  • Meeting Evaluations*


Janet Rockwell Kniepkamp

Janet Kniepkamp is currently a literacy specialist and previously taught third grade at Parkview Elementary School in Columbia, Illinois. She holds BS and MS degrees from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. Janet...

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Robert E. Rockwell

Robert Rockwell has many years of experience as a teacher and administrator at preschool, elementary, and college levels. He is in demand as a speaker and has traveled and conducted...

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