An Initial Connection: Family Engagement


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 An Initial Connection: Family Engagement

Asynchronous (Self Pace)
Core Competency:
Family and Community Engagement
Credit Hours:
2 clock hour


Learning Outcome
This course is designed for early childcare professionals who work with families to support children’s learning and development. Collaborative partnerships involve building strong, respectful relationships between early childcare professionals and families to provide high-quality care and support for children. Learning objectives include:

  1. Understand the importance of building collaborative partnerships with families in early childhood education.
  2. Develop strategies for establishing trust and respect in collaborative partnerships with families.
  3. Explore ways to engage families in children’s learning and development through effective communication and active listening.
  4. Identify common family challenges and concerns and learn strategies for addressing them in a respectful and supportive manner.
  5. Develop cultural competence and diversity awareness to support inclusivity and respect for families from diverse backgrounds.
  6. Evaluate the effectiveness of collaborative partnerships with families and identify areas for continuous improvement.
It is recommended that participants take notes as they go through the course content. Materials needed include:

  • Writing Paper
  • A pen or pencil
There is no prerequisite for this training course.
  • While tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices may allow for some completion of coursework, they are not guaranteed to work in all areas. Please ensure you have access to a desktop or laptop to complete coursework.
  • Must have internet connection. High speed broadband access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is highly recommended for the optimal learning experience.
  • A graphical browser is required, such as, Chrome, Firefox, etc.
  • Participants must have an E-mail account that is accessible because after a participant enrolls in this course, all e-mails regarding this course will be sent to the e-mail on record.
This is a certificate program. Upon completion participants will earn a certificate of completion and continuing education units (CEU).
Criteria to Earn Credit
To receive credit for completing this course, participants should read all material, take notes, and complete all the required assignments. There is a final assessment at the end of this course. Participants will have two attempts to take the final assessment and must pass with a 70% or higher to earn credit. Please note there will be no extra attempts to retake the final assessment. Once you have started the final assessment, complete it without interruption. If you cannot pass the final assessment with a 70% or higher, we encourage you to consider taking another course that meets your requirements.


Name: Octavia Dixon
Phone: (770) 347 – 7030