Discuss the pros and cons of the following strategies for parent education: Meetings, newsletters, the Internet, and family resource rooms.

In this reflection assignment, you will consider the design and value of different parent, family, and community involvement strategies. Guided by a set of questions, your response will reflect on your learning in the course and how it relates to involvement strategies.
Use these questions to guide your response:
 How would you design a parenting education or family life education program based upon the guidelines discussed in this module? (Use the attached file for more information)
 How would children benefit from the use of the guidelines presented in this module? How would families benefit? How would early childhood teachers benefit?
 Discuss the pros and cons of the following strategies for parent education: Meetings, newsletters, the Internet, and family resource rooms.
 What concerns would you have about meeting with family members to discuss referring their child for special services? What are the benefits of such referrals?
 What are the characteristics of a professional in early childhood education?
 List and discuss benefits and potential conflicts in collaborative efforts.