quality childcare programs

Signature Assignment Title: Quality Childcare Programs

*Signature Assignment**

Throughout this course, you have researched many topics related to creating support for families of young children and creating a strong tie between home and school. For this signature assignment, you will take all that you’ve learned as well as additional research to create a final essay and presentation. Outside research is required, and you are encouraged to carefully read and review all of the articles and videos provided in the ‘Learning Materials’ section for this week.

Step 1: Write a comprehensive essay in which you discuss the following:

  • The state of childcare in America Today
  • Characteristics of quality childcare/early care programs
  • Working with families to create a sense of community

The essay should be 2000 words and should address each of the required prompts in Step 1. Be sure to completely answer all requirements in each prompt. Separate each section in your paper with a clear heading that allows your professor to know which bullet you are addressing in that section of your paper. Make sure to reference five (5) citations using the APA writing style for each reference. Include a cover page and a reference page, which do not count towards the minimal word amount.

Step 2: PowerPoint

Create an electronic presentation that includes information from throughout this course related directly to working with families to create home/school partnership. You may include any topics we’ve addressed in this class throughout the course that relate to this, including but not limited to the following:

  • The value of creating partnerships with families and the benefits to students
  • Specific research-based ways that teachers and schools can build a successful partnership with families
  • Three concrete examples of activities that teachers can do to demonstrate to families that they are valued