The Final Project will illustrate how family-centered programs,
theories, and concepts support the early childhood classroom and the
child’s family. The family-centered approach asserts that family
involvement is important for a young child’s cognitive and social
development. The Final Project, which will be presented via PowerPoint,
will address the following scenario:
You are the director of a preschool program that serves children ages
three to five. You are giving a presentation to teachers and parents to
encourage partnerships in the education of the whole child. The
objective of your presentation is to encourage adaptive skills and to
facilitate strategies in which to maximize these abilities that can be
taught in the classroom and extended at home. Address the following
For each of the three skill-sets:
Explain the desired skills and how they relate to the classroom and home.
Identify and discuss two to three strategies for teaching the skill-set to children in the classroom.
Explain how you will help parents to utilize the strategies to reinforce the desired ability at home.
Identify and describe a resource (either community or web-based) for the parents to use to continue their learning at home.
The PowerPoint presentation must be 18 to 20 slides in length, not
including title and reference slides. You are encouraged to creatively
address the material by including graphics, visuals, charts, graphs,
and/or sound. Slides should be designed to clearly and concisely address
the material. The PowerPoint presentation must be formatted according
to APA style (i.e., include the title and reference slides and citations
within each slide when appropriate.) The notes section of the
PowerPoint must be utilized to expand on your presented points. The
notes section should also include any additional information necessary
to explain or show your point of view. You must also use at least two
scholarly sources in addition to the course text and include at least
four community resources (with websites included).