This assignment should
be three-to five- pages, in addition to a separate title page and a separate
reference page, using APA format. Format your writing as follows:
MS Word, double-spaced, 12-point font, one-inch margins all around.
Create a profile of yourself as an educator. The profile will include your preferred teaching
style, an in-depth look at your experiences as an educator (if you have
not worked with children, you have most likely been an educator with your
own children, family members, co-workers, church members, etc.) and how
that informs your teaching style and your philosophy on how children grow
and learn (this is not the same as your philosophy on family and community
engagement but will overlap). Please base the theoretical perspective you
developed in last week’s discussion, as well as your experiences.
You must cite one reference in your profile. Do this before you
begin writing your philosophy statement and approach. If you have had to
do some of this thinking, reflection and creation in another course,
contact your instructor if you would like to re-use portions for this
Create your philosophy and approach to family and
community engagement. Build
your philosophy statement from the bulleted items you created for last
week’s discussion. Be sure to incorporate concepts we have addressed
in the course discussions thus far, and also draw from your direct
experience working with families, if you have them. Your philosophy
statement and approach should align to a theoretical perspective. You must
cite one reference in your philosophy and approach statement.
Identify three questions you want to find out about in
the interview with the director or staff person in the early childhood
program. The questions should
focus on some aspects of family and community engagement to help support
or expand your philosophy statement. If you are currently working
with young children and their families, try to think of questions that
relate directly to issues that have arisen for you. If you are not
currently working with children and families, these questions can be ones
you have curiosity about.
the reasons why you chose these questions. You will be continuing with the pilot
study in the next three assignments: you will collect the responses/data (Week
Two), analyze the data (Week Four) and discuss your finding in relation to your
philosophy of education (Week Five).