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Building Strong Relationships and Partnerships with Families

Course Number
CS09: 09_EN

The purpose of this training is to enable educators to enhance their skills and understanding of building meaningful relationships and partnerships with families of young children. By focusing on effective communication, cultural competence, and collaborative strategies, participants will identify elements for creating a welcoming and supportive environment that fosters trust and mutual respect with families.  During these sessions, content will be interactive and engaging. Discussion and activities will provide educators with practical strategies and tools to continue strengthening relationships and partnerships with families.

  1. Understand the importance of building strong relationships with families in childcare settings.
  2. Identify strategies for effective communication and active listening.
  3. Develop cultural competence to support diverse families.
  4. Implement collaborative practices to involve families in their child’s learning and development
  5. Create a welcoming environment that promotes trust and mutual respect.
Course Hours

Scheduled Event(s) for this Course


Target program type(s): Family Child Care (FCC)

Target audience: FCC Providers 



Does this training apply to diverse learners? Yes 

This PLC can be used to fulfill the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care's required hours of professional development that address diverse learners.

All participants must be registered in order to receive EEC Training Hours for their participation.

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