Growing Children’s Social and Emotional Skills examines how parent–educator partnerships can be achieved to enhance the development of children’s social and emotional skills.
The book presents the TOGETHER programme, a training programme that emphasises the importance of the relationship between caregivers and teachers with the children in their care, as well as deepening the collaborative partnerships between teachers, educators and caregivers. Using a case study approach, the book explores the application of the TOGETHER programme across various home and early childhood education contexts through the unique voices of those involved.
The TOGETHER programme presented in this book is:
• Easy to implement and adaptable, requiring minimal training time for parents, teachers and educators
• Designed to emphasise the importance of relationships in developing children’s social and emotional skills
• Supported by photocopiable resources and a downloadable e-manual that can be used to implement the training
With the vision to empower caregivers to take an active role in building children’s social and emotional competence, this book is written in a way that will appeal to academic researchers and tertiary students, early childhood educators and other caregivers. It will assist in recognising children’s strengths and deepening collaborative partnerships between families, educators and other caregivers.
List of figures Preface Glossary Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: TOGETHER – What It Is All About Chapter 3: The Approach Taken to Investigate TOGETHER Chapter 4: Story 1: Tamati and Henry Chapter 5: Story 2: Recognising All Children Chapter 6: Story 3: The Community Hub Chapter 7: Lessons Learned – It Is Not All Puppies and Rainbows References Appendices Index E-Manual TOGETHER