What are the four training modules designed to provide basic support to HS programs to help them work with Latino fathers to build children’s literacy in a culturally and linguistically sensitive manner?
What is this module provides a series of activities designed to increase understanding of the research- base regarding the importance of Latino father involvement in the growth and development of their young children?
What are the Impacts of Positive Father Engagement?
What is the purpose of the Fatherhood Storybook Page?
What are some examples of Fatherhood quotes?
After completing this training, What are the Learning Objectives Addressed in This Module: What Latino Fathers Really Want?
What is the most important social unit in the Latino culture and often include a large number of extended family members?
What is extremely important to learn about each Latino father?
Parents want the best for their children, and Latino fathers are no exception. Latino fathers are sometimes less aware that their involvement counts and they are unsure how to be involved, at times, as well. This provides a great opportunity for Head Start staff in that fathers care and do want to be involved, only they do not know-how. Therefore what is their responsibility?
What is a strong cultural tradition, and one of the ways that language is acquired in Latino communities?
Why is it important for fathers to tell their stories to their children?
Storytelling with these young children involves facial expressions, non-verbal communication, playing, talking, singing, etc. What is related to interactions and storytelling with caregivers?
What are the several reasons why storytelling has been a part of so many cultures?
What is the key to successful Latino father involvement?
How to make successful Latino father engagement possible?
What are the possible barriers and solutions related to engaging Latino fathers in the education of their young children?
Module 4 Activity #3 “Latino Fathers: Rolling out the Welcome Mat.” This activity could also be done using a walk-about format. wherein four flip chart pages are created with what following headings?
What is designed to help prepare your program to provide services to Latino fathers and support their engagement in the lives of their children?
A. The Importance/Need to Work with Latino Fathers.
B. The Importance/Need to Work with Latino Fathers; What Latino Fathers Really Want; Father Engagement in Language and Literacy; and Becoming a Latino Father Friendly Program.
C. School Readiness; Overall Behavior; Verbal and Cognitive Skills; Confidence; Life Choices; Development of Empathy; School Retention; Pregnancy; and Juvenile Justice System.
D. “This father was very strong, but he was human and had defects. The wishes and hopes of his were that his children would be educated and that they would use their education since he had not used his. The hope was to create new traditions, traditions that came with rewards and not losses.”; “What made me study hard was seeing my father. He was illiterate and taught himself to read and write and he even knew more math than me. He was my role model and always will be.”; and “I am 48 years old and have been just lately realizing how the absence of my father has impacted my life.”
E. Identify and discuss at least 3 values found in Latino culture; Identify and discuss the strengths of Latino fathers; and Review and discuss quotes around the value Latino fathers place on education.
F. Provide fathers with an opportunity to discuss and consider the important contributions of males in the lives of children by examining fathers’ own experiences. 5 What are some examples of Fatherhood quotes?
G. Close-knit families..
H. They are a unique and varied population with incredible strengths and interests. These strengths can be built upon and utilized to encourage participation in the program and with children. As a unique individual, including his needs, strengths, and interests, through the process of respectful relationship-building. A positive, trusting relationship will increase fathers’ engagement and result in positive outcomes for children.
J. Help fathers understand the role they can play, share with them the ways they can be involved and encourage their on-going participation.
K. Provides an opportunity for fathers to create connections with their children; Helps to connect children to the previous generation; Helps children to feel that they belong to a large family group; Shares life lessons; Helps children to see that their fathers understand and/or survived problems or challenges that the children may face; and Allows father to be creative and share their hearts with their children.
L. Infant/toddler literacy development.
M. Relationships are extremely important in Latino culture.
N. Teach history; settle arguments; make sense of the world; satisfy a need for play and entertainment; honor supernatural forces; communicate experiences to other humans; and record the actions and characteristics of ancestors for future generations.
O. It is extremely important that all staff members recognize they have a vital role to play in the engagement of Latino fathers and families in the program. Relationships are everything in Latino culture and all staff members need to be sensitive and caring in their work in order to foster strong relationships with fathers. Latino fathers will increase their participation in the program and with the children, if each staff member does her/his part in supporting and valuing Latino father involvement, everyone must work together.
P. 1. Latino fathers tend to be harshly stereotyped. -Staff needs to be provided with on-going anti-bias training. ;
2. Economic issues (joblessness, needing to migrate for work) - Support Latino fathers in identifying their talents and skills and in resume and cover letter writing. Maintain good relationships with community partners who maybe able to offer jobs or assistance with job training or locating other types of work; and
3. Latino dads care and want to reach out to children, only, at times, they don’t know how.- Work with Latino fathers to teach them about the important roles they play in the education of their children. Assure them that as fathers, they have much to contribute to their children through talking, playing, listening and interacting. This includes sharing family stories and history.
Q. Latino Father-Friendly Assessment and Planning Tool
R. A Thoughtful Approach; Classroom Orientation; Dad’s Corner; and Father-Focused Projects.