Creating a Family Resource Guide will demonstrate awareness of resources available to support families and their children’s development, providing a reference for the educator’s practice. The early childhood educator will compile and maintain a professional portfolio that consists of tools for reference and application to work in the early childhood setting, including this Family Resource Guide. Course Competency: Explain the function of the family in relation to overall child development. Instructions: Content: Create a Family Resource Guide (to be labeled RC IV) to show capacity in supporting families. At a minimum, you must include the following required items, with the accompanying labels:
RC IV-1: The name and contact information (phone number, address, and web site) of a local agency that provides family counseling.
RC IV-2: The name and contact information (phone number, address, and web site) of a translation service for families whose home language is other than English as well as a service that provides American Sign Language translation.
RC IV-3: The names, contact information, and brief descriptions of at least two agencies in the community that provide resources and services for children with disabilities (in most communities, the local school district provides these services). Ensure that you have included brief descriptions of these resources.
RC IV-4: A list of three or more websites total, and brief descriptions of each, that provide current information to help families understand how young children develop and learn. Include the name of the website, the main web address, and the description of what information or resources this website offers. In addition, include the web link for one current article within each website. Note below the specific requirements, as you will choose ONE of these areas that pertains to your own work plans:
If you are working as, or plan to work as, a Center-Based Preschool Educator:
Select websites must contain articles that help families understand the development and learning of 3- to 5-year-olds. At least one article must relate to child guidance.
If you are working as or plan to work as a Center-Based Infant/Toddler Educator:
Websites must contain articles that help families understand how infants and toddlers (birth to age 3) develop and learn. At least one article must relate to early brain development.
If you are working as, or plan to work as, a Family (In-home) Child Care Educator:
Websites must contain articles that help parents understand the development and learning of children birth to age 5. At least one article must relate to child guidance.
Format: Be sure the format and organization of your assignment are clear and includes the following information:
The title “Resource Collection RC-IV: Family Resource Guide”