ECE facilities are a trusted source of information about what’s best for children. Families value and need your guidance to sort through all of the information they get about parenting. Engaging with families about healthy screen time shows them you value their children’s wellbeing and helps them make the healthiest choices they can as caregivers.
In your REACH Screen Time application, you will upload documentation of meeting the family engagement best practices along with limiting screen time, teacher engagement around screen time, and including screen time in the facility’s policy.
|REACH Application Documentation||Go NAP SACC Best Practices|
|One example of a resource (print or digital) the facility uses to engage with enrolled families about healthy screen time. |
Description of a conversation that a teacher or administrator has had with families about the importance of healthy screen time. What best practices or key topics were shared? How did this conversation build on families’ strengths, values, or concerns?
|ST 11 Education for families on screen time includes a variety of topics related to screen time recommendations and how families can follow them at home.|
Tips for your documentation:
- Upload one resource. It can be a screen shot of a resource or social media post, or a pdf or word document the facility has shared with families.
- Make sure the resource you provide as an example shares fact-based information and guidance that aligns with best practices and comes from a reputable source.
- Provide details in your description to “paint the picture” of the conversation between the teacher/administrator and families. Be sure to describe how the facility makes screen time guidance relevant and meaningful to families.
- Resource and example should be from the past 12 months.
This is a great family engagement resource available in English and Spanish in the Go NAP SACC Tips & Materials Library. Look in the Screen Time module of the Tips & Materials library under the Education & Professional Development category, Family Engagement tab.
Example story coming soon…
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