1. Why is the family considered the child's first and primary teacher? Describe the families' responsibilities during their child's early years. Critically discuss the influences of positive family-child interactions on developmental and educational outcomes.
2. Children are enrolled in many different types of school environments: private and public, preschool and childcare. Identify the educational responsibilities delegated to schools. What would be some practical suggestions you could give to a new teacher on how to integrate the family in the learning environment during the school day?
3. Identify the roles that families and teachers share in supporting children's education. What strategies have you or others implemented to include families in one of the following areas: curriculum planning, program development, assessment of learning or transition planning? Why would a teacher want to have families' input in the early childhood program?