Family and Community Engagement:
Seek Multiple Perspectives
Uncover and experience the perspectives of children, families, and colleagues.
When your work is informed by multiple perspectives, you have richer experiences, build stronger relationships, and deepen mutual understandings. Listening to others who have different perspectives can nudge you to reconsider your daily practice and worldview, and recognize and challenge your biases. They can also lead to shared inquiry. Finding areas in which you can collaborate with others is a great way to uncover and experience different perspectives. With CompSAT by your side, you may be inspired to seek the perspectives of the children, families, and colleagues in your program and beyond.
Early childhood authors, Margie Carter and Deb Curtis, remind us that, regardless of program type,
"each day families have a significant transition to make as they entrust their children into a care and educational setting outside their control."
— (Curtis and Carter, 2008)