Engaging with families of children who are in out-of-home care
There is a great deal of evidence that families play a critical role in their child’s learning. This resource details strategies for engaging with families of children in out-of-home care (OOHC) to support children’s learning outcomes. These strategies elaborate on the ‘promising approaches’ outlined in AERO’s family engagement for learning practice guides.
The promising approaches include:
- recognising and supporting family engagement in learning at home
- supporting two-way, positive communication and providing light touch updates about learning
- promoting a literacy-rich environment at home (primary school guide)
- collaboratively planning and problem solving with families.
We have 2 guides in this series on OOHC:
- A guide for teachers and leaders (primary and secondary schools)
- A guide for educators, teachers and service leaders (early childhood care and education)