Building Bridges Between Home and School for Latinx Families of Preschool Children (Article in Supporting Young Children in PreK-3: Banks Street Occasional Paper Series, #39).
Banks Street Occasional Paper Series ; Paper 39
Melzi, Gigliana. Schick, Adina R. Scarola, Lauren.
Bank Street College of Education.
Published: April 2018
Occasional Paper Series (Bank Street College of Education)
, No. 39 , p. 119-129
Bank Street College of Education
610 West 112th Street
New York, NY 10025-1898
This article explains the need for early education professionals to acknowledge and integrate the cultural knowledge and resources of children and their families in order to build solid home-school connections. Findings are shared from Reading Success Using Co-Constructive Elaborative Storytelling Strategies (R-SUCCESS), an intervention program that was developed and implemented to help teachers incorporate Latinx children’s funds of knowledge into their everyday classroom routines and trained preschool teachers to use cultural forms of oral language in the classrooms as a way to support children’s reading readiness skills. 20 references.
children of immigrants; cultural competency; Hispanics; education; school issues; parent engagement; early childhood education; academic achievement