Highlights of Chapter 2 also include:

  • Involve children in welcoming families.
  • Honor each family’s uniqueness.
  • Invest in learning each family’s culture and knowledge.
  • Keep children connected to their families.
  • Gather families for exploration.
  • Focus on relationships, not rules.
  • Arrange your space and routines to promote relationships.
  • Give children ownership of routines and schedules.
  • Use children’s ideas to pursue investigations.
  • Help children see themselves as learners.
  • Coach children to develop negotiation and collaboration skills.
  • Incorporate the anti-bias goals into your classroom culture.
  • Develop rituals that create memories.
  • Celebrate real accomplishments.