Psych of Early Childhood Chapter 3
Psych of Early Childhood Chapter 3 psyc3250
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Chapter 3: The Families 03/31/2016 Ecological systems theory—theoretical perspective Ever-developing/ changing Relationship= interactive and reciprocal Avoids simplistic explanations Acknowledges complex interaction that underlie behavior Family= most important element in child’s life Many forms o 6mil 10 mil= gay lesbian bi transgender families o Ethnic variation White pop decrease Hispanic pop increase (16.3%) Different cultures and languages o Avoid generalizations o Only through genuine interest can a teacher get to know child and family Poverty o 1/5 of US children live in poverty Definition of poverty= 2 times less than what you actually need o Working poverty o 41% live in poverty in reality Make sure children recognize themselves in curriculum don’t “other” ▯ Needs of family Care taking Set realistic goals for self and child and families Erik Erikson- adulthood is a period of continued development Empowerment When families feel confident and competent in abilities as well as their roles as community members children benefit View parents and teachers as equal’ Providing relevant education for families can have positive impact on helping them realize their importance and competence Communication Vital to providing a consistent and congruent experience for kids Best way to get to know family- through individual interaction and contact o Informal contact Talking at drop off and pick up o Formal contact Conferences Should never be impromptu Home visits o Newsletters, memos, emails Differentiated (languages) o Bulletin boards o Meetings/ group functions Speakers Small groups ▯ ▯ Understand different in family attitudes around autonomy and obedience ▯ Use child’s name accurately ▯ Value multilingual skills (promote home language) ▯ Include multicultural materials ▯ Inclusive atmosphere Family engagement (more than just involvement) o Participate in decision making Advocate for children o Two way communication o Collaboration/ exchange of knowledge o Enhanced learning- activities extend from school to home and community o Work with families to establish goals for child o Child care providers are dedicated, trained and supported in their desire to engage with families Invite parents to participate o Skills/ hobby expertise to enhance curriculum o With maintenance and construction o As teachers aid Benefits Child Pride, security Families st 1 hand experience Teacher Extra hands and eyes o On advisory or policy board Family Ed. o Enhance parent child relation and improve parenting competence ▯ ▯ ▯ ▯
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