Assignment: Present Your Program to Parents

Instructions You are an administrator for an early childhood program and you plan to develop a parent PowerPoint presentation for Meet-the-Teacher Night that explains how your program meets the needs of children. Reflect on what you have learned about early childhood education and developmentally appropriate practices and family, school, and community partnerships. State the driving philosophy behind your program, and focus on how it is developmentally appropriate. Think about who your target audience is and how your topic affects them. Consider some of the following elements in your presentation: • Rigid/flexible planning • Play • Whole/small group • Cooperative learning • Multiple intelligences theory • Field trips • Technology • Family involvement Incorporate appropriate animations, transitions, and graphics as well as “speaker notes” for each slide. The speaker notes may be comprised of brief paragraphs or bulleted lists. Support your presentation with at least five scholarly resources. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources may be included. Length: 10-15 slides (with a separate reference slide).