By Lisa Haven
“To support ongoing relationship building with families, programs and schools should conduct periodic home visits so that teachers and families can get to know each other and communicate about children’s goals, strengths, challenges, and progress. If home visits are not possible for all families, schools or programs should require that teachers or providers and families communicate at the beginning of the year to ensure that the relationship is started in a positive way.”
Those are the haunting words discovered on a draft document composed by both the US Department of Health and Human Services and the US Department of Education called,Draft Police Statement on Family Engagement From the Early Years To the Early Grades.
This draft not only enforces the idea of having periodic home visits in parents homes by teachers, but also demands that the government get involved in parents lives by enforcing a…
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