T.Watson Brown states in "The relationship of parent's support to children's school achievement" - when parents and other familial caregivers are involved in children's education in meaningful ways, there is a postivie influence on academic performance. Today's families are challenged with many dynamic circumstances that were non-existent a few decades ago. Balancing work, family life and finding quality time to spend with children becomes increasingly more difficult to master. This section of the website is geared toward helping families with the diverse needs they encounter. Information on choosing a quality child care program; How to partner with programs; Supporting your child's growth and development are just a few highlights that are addressed in the "For Families" section.
Please make a note to visit the other elements that are listed on the Office of Child Development's Standards Aligned System webpage. Early Care and Education practitioners use these resources in daily instruction as well as program planning. There is valuable information that you will find under each of the six elements: Clear Standards, Fair Assessments, Curriculum Framework, Instruction, Materials and Resources and Interventions.