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Building Relationships with Families
August 19, 2020
We may have all come on different ships, but we’re all in the same boat now.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Young children need their families and caregivers to work together,” write Amy Dombro, Judy Jablon and Margo Dichtemiler, in their article, “The Power of Observation: Building Relationships with Families,” that forms the basis of an Out of the Box Training Kit. “ It doesn't mean you have to be best friends, or even like one another - though it certainly makes life easier. What it does mean is that you have to see yourself as partners with the child's best interests as your shared concern. This partnership provides the continuity and support that children need to feel safe and secure enough to explore, play, enjoy, and learn in child care.”

The authors make the point that sharing carefully selected observations of children’s work is a great strategy for building relationships with families.

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