Explain why family engagement is important for the healthy development of children and why it is essential to creating a foundation for effective early childhood practice.

In two to three pages, do the following:

  • Explain why family engagement is important for the healthy development of children and why it is essential to creating a foundation for effective early childhood practice.
  • Describe at least two strategies that you would use to engage families prior to the beginning of the school year.
  • Explain why you chose these strategies and how each strategy can be used to promote a respectful, reciprocal, and responsive partnership with the families.