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 DISCUSSION 1

Program Changes and Educational Experiences

Early Head Start, Head Start, Title 1, Welfare Reform, and No Child Left Behind are all examples of programs that directly affect young children and their families but are influenced by the existing political climate. Choose one governmental program to research in greater depth and show the historical development and changes and how these changes alter young children's educational experiences. Share this with your peers.

DISCUSSION 2

Strategies for Communication

Home and school communication has been shown to be vital to positive educational outcomes. Given the diversity of American demographics, communication between schools and homes can sometimes encounter roadblocks. Research and share some strategies that teachers and administrators can implement to facilitate and enhance increased communication with parents who may be from different cultures or may not have English as their primary language.