Collaborating with Families

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By taking a patient approach, having a supportive attitude, and creating a welcoming atmosphere, mentors can take common misconceptions and turn them into opportunities for action. These actions are specific strategies that can be used to facilitate relationship-building and communication with families.

C&C mentors focus on four specific strategies:

  • enhancing home-school communication
  • home visits
  • responding to parents' questions and concerns
  • encouraging home support for learning