Parental Involvement

Parent Involvement Plan

This week you will create a Parent Involvement Plan in response to the following scenario:

Imagine you are working with infant, toddler and preschool aged children in a child care center. The majority of the children has special needs and receives early intervention or are on an IEP. Many of the children’s parents work two jobs and have a difficult time participating in the center’s activities. Whenever the center plans an event, the parental involvement is lower than desired. The center has tried to increase parental involvement through such methods as calling to remind parents and sending home notices, but is not having any luck.

Your assignment is to create a Parental Involvement Plan to encourage better participation from parents. Follow these steps to develop your plan:

Step 1: Identify the issue, discuss your beliefs about the situation, and formulate conclusions and offer suggestions to the director of the child care center.

Step 2: Create a Parent Involvement Plan that your director can copy and paste into the employee and parent handbook. Your plan should include:

  • The importance of early intervention and individual educational plans

  • Ways to assist students and their families

  • The importance of parent involvement

Please use the template provided and your rubric as your guide to completing this assignment.

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