The PDC@FPG Offers New Free Online Course on Building Powerful Family Partnerships
Through a new collaboration between FPG’s Center to Mobilize Early Childhood Knowledge (CONNECT) and Quality Assist, Inc. (QA), the PDC@FPG is again expanding its menu of continuing education courses.
Faculty and professional development providers already have been sending learners to these free, self-guided, self-paced, online CONNECT Courses for CEU for early childhood teachers. The courses integrate Project CONNECT's subject matter with QA’s interactive online learning.
The newest release is Building Powerful Family Partnerships. This 2.5-hour course shows how to build trusting family-professional partnerships when working with families of young children. Partnership-oriented practices encompass both child and family focuses. They include enhanced communication, high expectations, respect, commitment, equality, and advocacy.
The PDC@FPG opened last August to meet the current and future needs of administrators, faculty, researchers, evaluators, specialists, researchers, teachers, and professional development providers. At the PDC, people and organizations have opportunities to expand capacity, knowledge, and skills in areas related to child development and learning. Designed with the same rigor that FPG brings to its research and outreach, the PDC’s options include: Institutes and Intensive Workshops, Online Learning, Technical Assistance Services, and Study Visits.
Pamela J. Winton
Senior Scientist, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute
Principal Investigator, CONNECT: The Center to Mobilize Early Childhood Knowledge
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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