Families, Schools and Communities: Together for Young Children

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Families, Schools, and Communities: Together for Young Children, 3e is a book geared to meet national standards relating to forming family and community partnerships in teacher preparation programs, and reflects current research and best practice in education. The book has two sections: Understanding Families and Application to Educational Settings covering current, and contemporary issues faced by families. The third edition adds a complete chapter on fostering family involvement in academic content areas including math, literacy, science, and social studies. This new chapter contains specific ideas and strategies for increasing family involvement in the community and in schools, as well as learning at home. New information is included about working with military families, addressing issues of childhood obesity, teaching children about financial literacy and managing money, and advocacy efforts for children and families.

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Donna Couchenour is a Professor of Early Childhood Education in the Teacher Education Department at Shippensburg University. A member of the NAEYC Professional Development Panel, she received her Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies from Ohio State.

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"I am very excited about the changes made in this 3rd edition. With the expanded information presented, I most definitely plan to adopt this text for my Family and Community Relations class." - Judith Lindman, M.Ed., Instructor, Rochester Community & Technical College (RCTC) Rochester, MN.

"The summaries at the end of each chapter and key terms are always helpful but I really liked the applications, questions for reflection and discussion and field assignments. These help students to really get into the meat of the text in a practical way." - Irene Cook, Lecturer, California State University, Bakersfield.

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