At Risk PreK Teachers out there?

Discussion in 'Early Childhood Education Archives' started by lee, Sep 23, 2004.

  1. lee

    lee New Member

    Sep 23, 2004
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    Sep 23, 2004

    Anyone teach in an At Risk Program at their school? I am just starting up a program and am looking for input.

    How about home visits? What do you do on your first visit?

    Looking forward to replies!

  3. Teach2U

    Teach2U Guest

    Oct 18, 2004

    I teach Head Start in a K-5 elementary and we do two home visits per school year. On the first one I try to establish a bond with the family. I bring any unfinished paperwork, develop their child's Individual Development Plan (the goals they have for their child), take a family photo, and leave an activity (like a color or shape hunt) for the parent and child to do together.
    The visit last 20-30 minutes. The children love it! And we enjoy going too!
  4. Robin

    Robin Rookie

    Oct 27, 2004
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    Oct 30, 2004

    I am also a Head Start teacher. I have done two HV's to date since late August. The first one is to introduce myself and get to know the family. We have a Home Visit form. I ask for input and so on. This time around is a progress report, and they are more comfortable and I ask for more input and find they are much more apt to tell me how they are feeling and offer ideas to use. I spend a lot of time encouraging parents to come in a spend time with their child and contribute their talents. Can you be more specific about what you are looking for?

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