What values and challenges are faced when using family-centered approaches to early childhood education?

Week 1 – Assignment


Chapter 1 focuses on the family-centered approach to early childhood education,
highlighting the importance of the partnership between the family, the early
childhood program, and the community to maximize a child’s development and
learning. For this assignment, you will create a one- to two-page fact sheet
(not including title and reference pages) you can provide to the families in
your program that explains the values and challenges of a family-centered

The content on your fact sheet should:

a.Summarize the components of a family-centered approach.

b.Describe five benefits of a family-centered approach.

c.Describe two potential obstacles to overcome in a
family-centered approach.

d.Recommend two strategies to overcome obstacles and enlist the
support of parents.

addition to the required content, please be creative with your fact sheet. Keep
in mind that this is a resource to be used in the classroom, so make it parent
friendly and engaging. You may wish to add visuals and pictures. Be sure to
also use at least one scholarly source in addition to the text to support the
ideas, and cite all references in APA format as outlined in the Ashford Writing