This means that it is important to recognise the differences in lifestyles, aspirations and attitudes of each family. Then, apply the approach to partnering most suited to each family at that stage in their partnership with you.
Research shows that outcomes for a child are significantly improved by parental engagement with learning and development in the early years. A ‘one-size-fits-all’ method of communicating achievements with families will alienate some and not be enough for others.
spark gives you the ability to differentiate for each parent in the same way that you differentiate your curriculum for the individual child.
This allows the Key Person to provide the family with a way that currently meets their needs so they are supporting their child fully, while also educating the parent about the importance of their role, broadening and deepening the partnership relationship; moving them up the scale.