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A4X | Module 8: Facilitating Responsive Family Engagement

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This is the non-college credit version of the module. It is each participant's responsibility to contact professional development system and licensing personnel to confirm how Aim4Excellence assists with meeting established state criteria. When enrolling and accessing module training materials, carefully select either the 'non-college credit' or 'Aim4Excellence modules for college credit' based on these determined professional development needs. 

This module will show you how to enhance family engagement as you transform your program’s effectiveness and impact on children’s development and learning. This module will help you strengthen your leadership influence and activate strategies to promote family engagement with connections between families, your program, and community resources. It begins with the essential principles, competencies, and benefits of family engagement. You will explore the role of linguistically and culturally responsive practice that energizes relationship-based teaching and fosters continuous quality improvement. You’ll evaluate strategies for collaboration and learn how to integrate trauma-informed practices throughout your program. Finally, you’ll be introduced to tools for effective communication and collaboration that will ensure your program’s vitality and success.

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After completing Facilitating Responsive Family Engagement, you will be able to:

  • Describe the rationale and benefits of family‐centered programming
  • Identify the values, principles, and defining characteristics of family‐centered programming
  • Design and implement family welcoming strategies
  • Implement shared decision making and effective communication strategies with families
  • Implement family‐centered practices that meet the needs of diverse families
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of family‐centered programming

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You have 90 days to complete the module, beginning the day you purchase the module.

There are a number of institutions offering the Aim4Excellence™ modules for college credit. Both undergraduate and graduate-level options are available. Learn more about college credit options.

This module is one part of the overall Aim4Excellence™ National Director Credential program. To earn your National Director Credential, you must successfully (70% or higher) complete all nine modules. To learn more about the credential, visit our website.

After successfully completing the Aim4Excellence™ (A4X) National Director Credential program, your Credential Certificate will be mailed to the address you provided in your profile during your account setup.
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