Partnering with Families: Strategies for Successful Communication

Research shows that children benefit when early learning educators build collaborative partnerships with families. But building true collaborative partnerships is not always as simple as it sounds. Our course, Partnering with Families: Strategies for Successful Communication can help!
1.5 Hours
Intended for educators working with 
Infant- PreK

Enroll in this online course, Partnering with Families to:

  • Discover effective strategies for overcoming common barriers and improving communication with families  
  • Explore the benefits of family engagement 
  • Get practical ideas for incorporating a family's home culture into the classroom 
  • Gain valuable insights on how to prepare for meetings with families 
  • Learn to productively address topics that may be difficult, such as developmental delays and challenging behaviors  
Plus, you'll receive a variety of bonus handouts, forms, and templates to use in your work.

Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your skills and create meaningful connections with families! 
This course is a mix of:
 On-demand lessons with visuals including text, images, and videos 
Recorded audio narration with optional closed captioning
Engaging activities that support learning

Course Details
Partnering with Families

IMPACT's online childcare courses are Merit STARS approved and provide evidence-based early childhood education training.
Certificate for 1.5 continuing education hours awarded upon completion of course and quiz
  • 5 Lessons

    • Benefits of Partnership
    • Family Engagement
    • Barriers to Partnership
    • Tips for Successful Communication
    • Planning a Meeting with Families

Bonus Materials

  • Ideas for Family Engagement
  • Case Study
  • Family Conference Planning Form
  • Motivational Interviewing Communication Strategies
  • Reflective Questions for Meeting with Families


  • Intended for: Educators working with Infant-Pre-K
  • May be applicable for: Educators working with children K-3rd

User Reviews

Partnering with Families: Strategies for Successful Communication

"There are some great techniques on how to shift the way you communicate with parents, taking the pressure away from them feeling they are doing something wrong or that the teacher wouldn't understand or empathize with what the family is going through. The conference form is also a great way to get your thoughts and ideas organized ahead of time."
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"The hand outs for planning a meeting/conference, the practice time for changing the way we can communicate with families and reframing how families are talking about their kids were so helpful! It was a great course!"

Course Access


All online on-demand IMPACT courses are accessible for 12 months after the date of purchase. 


Each course includes the English transcript of the narration 


Through Google widgets, our courses can be translated into many different languages. 

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