Child Care Aware® of America is rolling out a new informative series that illuminates exemplary family and community engagement practices. The Family and Community Engagement: Promising Practices Spotlight Series highlights and celebrates innovative, high-quality family and community engagement programs occurring in a range of early childhood settings. We hope this series will not only introduce you to successful initiatives making an impact in communities across the nation, but that it will inspire you as child care resources and referral staff (CCR&Rs), child care providers and other early childhood leaders as you advance your work with families and communities.
Kicking off the Spotlight Series: The first spotlight in our series shines on, Apoyando Familias, Aprendiendo Juntos (Supporting Families, Learning Together), a radio show that connects weekly with Spanish-speaking families and caregivers. The program is a product of Wisconsin’s statewide network CCR&R, Supporting Families Together Association. This program demonstrates how organizations can leverage media outreach to create meaningful dialogue with and meet the needs of diverse families with young children and their communities.
Coming Soon to the Spotlight Series
- June - Bright by Text, a program of Bright by Three
- July - Family Engagement and Early Learning Support, a Jacksonville Journey Project by Early Learning Coalition of Duval County
- August - Kaleidoscope Play and Learn, a program at Child Care Resource Center
Your Program Could Be Next
Are you a CCR&R, early care and education provider/professional, or another agency serving young child, their families and communities? Do you have an innovative program that exemplifies family and/or community engagement practices? Email us a brief, 200 words or less, summary introducing your agency’s program and it might be featured