Family Consultants and Teachers
CLASSROOM OBSERVATIONS - Family Consultants observe in their assigned classroom at a regular time weekly. These observations help the Consultants to know the children and social dynamics of a class.With this familiarity, the Consultants are able to be active resources for the teachers in making the best use of classroom dynamics and curriculum offerings for social and academic learning.
CLASSROOM WEEKLY TEAM MEETINGS - Family Consultants and teachers meet weekly to discuss topical early childhood development issues relevant to their specific classroom.
WEEKLY STAFF MEETINGS - All the Family Consultants and Teachers meet weekly as a full staff to discuss together how the classroom offerings are meeting the needs of each group. Focusing on a different group each week, the staff gains perspective on the developmental pathways of change as the children grow and how to make the curriculum responsive to these changes.
WEEKLY IN-SERVICE MEETINGS - Various Family Consultants provide the teachers with regular in-service meetings to discuss specific topics of early childhood development. Allen Creek teachers identify these seminars as unique learning tools.
FAMILY CONSULTANT DEVELOPMENT MEETINGS - The Family Consultants meet regularly as a team. During these meetings, they discuss a range of topics from the latest research on child development to a theme (such as separation) that they follow through the ages of each classroom to engage with feedback from teachers and parents. Family Consultants draw upon the ideas generated in these discussions to help parents and teachers bring increased insight and understanding to their interactions with children.