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Relationship-Based Competencies to Support Family Engagement Series

Early childhood professionals need to engage families in positive, goal-oriented relationships. The Relationship-Based Competencies (RBCs) to Support Family Engagement Series upholds that goal. This series contains a set of four resources: an overview and three resources designed for specific roles. Professional and supervisor assessment tools are also available. These tools check progress in each competency and identify areas for growth.

The RBCs adhere to specific state core knowledge. They support efforts to increase family engagement in early childhood programs.

Early childhood professionals can use the RBCs to:

  • Strengthen relationships with all families
  • Support families in completing their goals
  • Identify personal and professional strengths and challenges for supporting family engagement
  • Enhance their relationship-based practices through professional growth

Program directors, managers, supervisors, coaches, and consultants can use the RBCs to:

  • Understand and identify the skills and knowledge that early childhood professionals have and need
  • Plan and lead professional development opportunities
  • Plan and administer opportunities for reflective practice and coaching
  • Develop program strategies and policies for enhancing strengths-based and culturally and linguistically responsive family engagement
  • Create job descriptions for professionals and supervisors that include family engagement
  • Enhance partnerships with community organizations that support families with young children

State, district, county, and community leaders can use the RBCs to:

  • Develop strategic plans to enhance early childhood workforce development
  • Encourage partnerships with colleges and universities to support family engagement in educational opportunities
  • Help utilize existing resources to promote family engagement
  • Coordinate family engagement efforts across early childhood initiatives and systems
  • Develop systems to support collaborations among community partners

Resources in this series:

Related Webinar Series:

  • Relationship-Based Competencies to Support Family Engagement Webinar Series
    • Relationship-Based Competencies to Support Family Engagement for All Early Childhood Professionals: An Overview
    • Exploring the Relationship-Based Competencies for Early Childhood Professionals Who Work With Children in Group Settings
    • Exploring the Relationship-Based Competencies for Early Childhood Professionals Who Work With Families
    • Exploring the Relationship-Based Competencies for Early Childhood Professionals Who Make Home Visits

 

Publication Date: 
July 17, 2018
Resource Type: 
Tool
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