HighScope is proud to sponsor Family Friday for NAEYC’s #WOYC22!
HighScope is proud to sponsor Family Friday, the final day of NAEYC’s Week of the Young Child! As we prepare for the 50th HighScope International Conference, a hybrid event happening from May 11–13, it’s the perfect time to look back on one of the most popular featured panels from the 2021 virtual conference.
Using Family Engagement and Advocacy to Support Optimal Development and Learning in Early Childhood | 2021 Virtual HighScope International Conference
Kimberly P. Diamond-Berry PhD, IECMH-E®, Director, HighScope Educational Research Foundation
Gloria Corral-Terrazas, HighScope Board Member
Samantha Edwards, CFLE-P, Training Specialist, ACCESS
Dr. N’Kechy Ekere Ezeh Ed.D., Founder and Pedagogical Leader, Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative
Portia Kennel, Senior Advisor, Buffett Early Childhood Fund
Workshop Summary: Young children come to us with family histories and the potential for bright futures, and together teachers and parents determine how best to promote children’s optimal development and learning. As parents are a child’s first teacher, strengthening early childhood parental partnerships is vital. High-quality early childhood programs are poised to ensure parents understand the science of early childhood, encourage family engagement, and strengthen parent advocacy skills. This session will feature early childhood experts who are engaged in this work.