ECE 115: Engaging Families Using the Kentucky Strengthening Families Protective Factors: Focus on Healthy Behaviors (2 hours)

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Working with families requires building strong relations with parents and families.  While relationships are built over time, there are many things ECE professionals can do through simple steps to help build these relationships. Things such as greeting parents using their name and sharing stories about the child’s day can nurture these relationships.  Part A of the module will explore a variety of strategies that ECE professionals can use to support families.

Target Audience: Early care and education providers

Clock Hours: 2


  • Identify 2 actions to enhance the family-friendly environment in their classroom or program
  • Review everyday actions that support families in building protective factors
  • Practice incorporating the Kentucky Strengthening Families Protective Factors into typical family events