Parent involvement begins by asking them about their children.
Head Start and Early Head Start Programs stress parent involvement and parent education more than other early childhood programs. Teachers and parents work together in a "whole child" approach that benefits both child and parent - and parents learn about child development and how to teach their own children.
At Enrollment and/or at the 45 Day Screen: The Great Start Chart or Infant Great Start Chart gives you the parent's picture of their child and what the child is doing, including the child's strengths and possible problems. Talking with parents about their child, including their questions and concerns, shows respect and a desire to involve and work with them.
For Ongoing Assessment: The Teacher's Observation Guide shows you how to observe and record a child’s behavior and development and plan educational activities. It covers social development, self help, gross motor, fine motor, language and school readiness skills.