Partnering with Parents in Early Childhood Programs: A Comprehensive Approach

It is certainly essential for our early childhood programs to work closely with our young children’s parents and families. But, this means more than being in regular contact and communication with them. To truly partner with parents and benefit children the most, we must bring parents into as many areas of the program as possible. In this pre-conference session, we will discuss essential ingredients to an effective home/school collaborative program that ultimately has the greatest impact on the growth and development of our young children. We will share practical ideas that you can implement as you partner with parents to fulfill your ministry’s mission. Session topics include: evangelism and outreach events, parent education workshops, child observation and assessment, and home to school connection.

Shawna Mehlberg has served as an early childhood teacher and director at Divine Savior Academy in Doral, FL for the past 14 years. She now serves as the head of early childhood for Divine Savior Ministries, which operates 4 academy campuses in Florida and Texas. Shawna is passionate about sharing the love of Jesus through high-quality early childhood ministry programs.


Sunday, June 19

1:00 – 5:00 pm

Shawna Mehlberg