Family feedback forms: Families are valuable sources of information on children’s skill development. These forms align with the learning domains of the CIRCLE Progress Monitoring System and can be used in children’s portfolios and at parent-teacher conferences to provide a full picture of children’s development. Download family forms here.
Sharing results with families: Teachers using the CIRCLE Progress Monitoring System can share student scores with families by printing reports or by providing a personalized identification number (PIN) for families to view results online. Teachers can also send families activities that are designed to support skills of concern at home. Click to learn more: Printing Parent Reports | Printing Parent PIN Pages | CIRCLE Activity Collection: Family
Understanding Developmental Screening & Early Intervention Video Series: This video series is designed for parents and caregivers to understand the benefits of early screening and early childhood intervention (ECI) services. ECI services are available for children up to 3 years of age. View the video series here.
Developmental Milestones Checklists: Families that track their children’s development are more likely to spot delays that can be effectively addressed with early intervention. These milestones were derived from a national review of literature on developmental progressions. The checklists support children from birth through 48 months (4 years). Download Milestones Checklists – English | Download Milestones Checklists – Spanish
The CIRCLE Activity Collection: Family promotes school-family partnerships by providing fun, engaging activities for skill-building at home that reinforce skills practiced in the classroom or center. This collection is organized around seven learning domains: Language & Communication, Reading & Writing, Math, Science, Social & Emotional, Physical Development, and Art & Sensory.
The collection can be explored independently by parents, or teachers can send direct links to activities through the CIRCLE Progress Monitoring System. Activities are available in English and Spanish and range from birth through kindergarten. Learn more about the collection here.
This presentation can be delivered at center-based family nights or workshops to provide parents with a greater understanding of how language develops and how they can support their child’s language development at home. The workshop includes video examples of parents leading children in language-building play and conversation. Download the powerpoint presentation here.
The Children’s Learning Institute, in partnership with the Children’s Museum of Houston, has created six themed workshops to encourage literacy development with young learners. During a 60-minute workshop, families are presented with two specific strategies that encourage early literacy skills. Children and families engage in an interactive learning experience through a shared book reading, followed by visits to hands-on activity stations. In addition, families also receive an informational handout with practical ideas of how to apply the learned strategies. The workshops are delivered to meet the school’s and families’ needs. They can be offered in sequential order or by theme, and can be delivered over a series of weeks or months. What is exceptionally different about the workshop is that we are not isolating the parents from the child, but are using the interactions between the child and the parent as a component of the workshop to encourage learning. Click the links below to review and download the workshop materials.