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1. Why is the family considered the child's first and primary teacher? Describe the families' responsibilities during their child's early years. Discuss the influences of positive family-child interactions on developmental and educational outcomes.

2. Children are enrolled in many different types of school environments: private and public, preschool and childcare. Identify the educational responsibilities delegated to schools. What would be some practical suggestions you could give to a new teacher on how to integrate the family in the learning environment during the school day?

3. Identify the roles that families and teachers share in supporting children's education. What strategies have you or others implemented to include families in one of the following areas: curriculum planning, program development, assessment of learning or transition planning? Why would a teacher want to have families' input in the early childhood program?

Please label your answers. I need about 200-250 words for each. Thanks.

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1. A family is a child's first and primary teacher because that's where a child learns their first values from, their first words and also the foundation for learning more intricate information, which usually happens in formal school. But a child's work ethic comes from the home and is developed daily as they interact with their siblings and parents. Children follow the examples set for them at home and that is why it is really important to set a great values and ethics example for them at home by their first teachers, their parents. A positive family-child interaction means the child will want to learn and want to soak up the information given to him since he'll see the positive result that information has at home. Reward is also used at home and when parents are proud of their children for being successful, children are more motivated to do even better as time goes on. In addition, when ...

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