Develop a one year family involvement plan using the six types of family involvement.D evelop a detailed outline and materials for six of the family involvement activities.
1. Read the information about Epstein’s 6 Types of Parent Involvement, available here: http://www.nhparentsmakethedifference.org/index_htm_files/6%20Types%20Strategies%20&%20Outcomes.pdf
2. Conduct additional research regarding family involvement.
3. Develop a family involvement plan which includes a parent/family activity for each of 12 months, utilizing Epstein’s six types of parent involvement. Each monthly plan should include a time for parents and families to get together for a defined purpose.Make sure that all six types of family involvement are included at least twice.
For each monthly plan include the month in which you will hold this activity, the title or name of the activity, the specific type of activity from Epstein’s types, one or two clear specific objectives (what you want parents or other family members to learn and do), and the method for conducting the activity.
Here is a sample format you might consider:
Name of Activity: Reading a favorite book
Type of Activity: Encouraging volunteering at school and in the community.
Objectives: 1. Parents or other family members will discuss the importance of reading to young children. 2. Parents or other family members will choose an appropriate children’s book and read it in the program with the children.
Method: Parents or other family members will participate in a 30 minute evening meeting led by the director about the importance of reading to young children. They will observe a demonstration reading session led by the lead teacher in their child’s classroom. Following the demonstration, a question/answer time will be held by the individual lead teachers. The parents or family members will then be encouraged to schedule a 20 minute time to read one of their child’s favorite books to the children in their child’s class.
4. Choose three of your activities to develop in detail.
For those three chosen activities, in addition to the above information include a narrative explaining:
a) characteristics and needs of the parents and the greater community and how this activity connects with those characteristics and needs (consider geographic, ethnic, education, etc.).
b) how this activity will benefit:
• the parents/families,
• the children,
• your staff
For each of the three activities also include:
c) a list of the materials you need to lead this activity,
d) a copy of the handout or handouts you create to give to participants, and
e) a bibliography (APA citation) of sources used to develop the topic and/or used during the training.