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ALESI A CLARK

ECE497: CHI LD DEVELOPMENT CAPSTONE COURSE



I NSTRUCTOR: KRI STI NA BODAMER

JUNE 1 6, 201 4

Parent Presentation

Partnership with families & communities
In Lincoln Elementary School the way to sustain partnerships with families
and the community is to arrange an open house so that everyone in the classroom can
meet each other parents and meet the teacher, to have parent teacher conference so
that the parent can get to know each and every child parent better and setting up
different activities for people to volunteer and lend a helping hand to others that may
need help.
According to Child Development when families slip into poverty, effective
parenting and childrens development are profoundly threatened (Berk, 2013). Since
many of these children are receiving free lunch there may be a possibility that some
children may have some difficulty learn but with these partnerships above they will
influence the learning and development of children by having each parent get to know
each other which may open doors for another parent to get any help they may need
from another parent that may not know. By meeting with the teacher this will help for
teachers and parent to stay on the same level and to get there child extra help in
different subjects if needed. And by creating different activities for people to volunteer
with this may help the children get extra help with learning the English because there
may be some people out there that is willing to give a helping hand to help with
learning to speak English. All of these partnership will help in some way or another.

Middle Childhood
The period of development this presentation is focuses on is
the Middle Childhood age. Middle Childhood children range
from 6 years old to 11 years old. Children in this period of
development usually can do things on their own, start to
understand more, and experience more things in life. As these
children become older they start to care more about how they
look, about their friendships and they are preparing their
selves for junior high school.
Role of Teacher
My role as a teacher is to make sure that I create a
healthy, happy and comfortable environment for the
children in my classroom. I will teach and help the
children with many subjects. I will make sure that the
students are happy and get a positive feeling while in
the class. I will monitor the children and make sure to
keep in touch with parents and guardians so that they
will know what is going on with their children
throughout the year.
Mesosystem
The Mesosystem is one level of the ecological system. It is the interaction
between different relationships such as family, teachers, and friends.
According to Bronfenbrenner's Ecological Systems Theory of
Development The mesosystem is where a person's individual
microsystems do not function independently, but are interconnected and
assert influence upon one another. These interactions have an indirect
impact on the individual (Education Portal, 2014).
Epsteins Types of Involvement
Epsteins Types of involvement include six different types:

PARENTING: Help all families establish home environments to support children as students.
(Epstein, 2014)

COMMUNICATING: Design effective forms of school-to-home and home-to-school
communications about school programs and children's progress. (Epstein, 2014)

VOLUNTEERING: Recruit and organize parent help and support. (Epstein, 2014)

LEARNING AT HOME: Provide information and ideas to families about how to help students at
home with homework and other curriculum-related activities, decisions, and planning. (Epstein,
2014)

DECISION MAKING: Include parents in school decisions, developing parent leaders and
representatives. (Epstein, 2014)

COLLABORATING WITH COMMUNTY: Identify and integrate resources and services from the
community to strengthen school programs, family
practices, and student learning and development.(Epstein,2014)

PARENTING
PARENTING: This type of involvement influences the
children learning and developments because it helps to
children to understand a parents role, teach them to
respect their parents and help them to do the right things
in life. The school can provide the parents with different
ways to help children with their homework at home so
that they can have interaction with each other and build
their relationship.




COMMUNICATING
COMMUNICATING: This type of involvement
influences the children learning and development
because it helps to children to understand the rules
at the school and what is expected of them. The
school can provide the parents with different ways to
help children by having parent teacher conference to
make sure they are aware of their child progress.

VOLUNTEERING
VOLUNTEERING: This type of involvement
influences the children learning and development
because will help provide children with extra help
from individuals that are willing to help them. The
schools recruit volunteers from each child family that
who are willing to help the children they can make a
list of activities and asking family and friends to sign
up.

LEARNING AT HOME
LEARNING AT HOME: This type of involvement
influences the children learning and development
because it will help children gain different types of
skills that they will be able to use while doing school
work and taking test. The teacher can send come
different type of activities that include the family
working together.


DECISION MAKING

DECISION MAKING: This type of involvement
influences the children learning and development
because it will help children families aware of
different policies, programs, events, and other things
that are going on in the school. The school can make
an information board so that parents and guardians
can see what is going on in the school or see any new
information. Also information can be posted to the
school website.

COLLABORATING WITH COMMUNTY
COLLABORATING WITH COMMUNTY: This type
of involvement influences the children learning and
development because it will help children get into
different programs and services that will help. The
school can provide different type of programs and
service that can help children who second language
learners so that they can get extra help with a
language they are trying to learn.

Reference

Berk, L. E. (2013).Child development. (9th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (2014). Child Development: Middle
Childhood. Retrieved from
http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/childdevelopment/positiveparenting/middle2.html

Education Portal. (2013). Bronfenbrenner's Ecological Systems Theory of
Development: Definition & Examples. Retrieved from http://education-
portal.com/academy/lesson/bronfenbrenners-ecological-systems-theory-of-
development-definition-examples.html

Epstein, J. (2013). Epstein's framework of six types of involvement. Retrieved from
http://www.unicef.org/lac/Joyce_L._Epstein_s_Framework_of_Six_Types_of_Invol
vement(2).pdf

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