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“Getting Ready: Promoting School Readiness through a Relationship-Based Partnership Model” was published by Sheridan et al in 2008. “In the ‘Getting Ready’ model, collaborative partnerships between parents and professionals are encouraged to promote parent’s competence and confidence in maximizing children’s natural learning opportunities and preparing both parents and children for long-term school success.”* A more recent article by Marvin et al (2019), “Getting Ready: Strategies for Promoting Parent-Professional Relationships and Parent-Child Interactions,” expands on the original text and describes a set of “evidence-based ‘Getting Ready’ practices . . . which highlight daily opportunities” in which the practices can be implemented. Waters & Catlett (2020) review the more recent article and include suggestions for professionals who work with young children and their families as well as instructors and faculty in pre-service programs. The ideas highlighted by Waters & Catlett are sound as they are based on the Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children’s recommended practices. It’s a quick read and provides citations if you are interested in taking a deeper dive on this topic by reading the article being reviewed.

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*Sheridan, Susan & Christine, Marvin & Knoche, Lisa & Edwards, Carolyn. (2008). Getting Ready: Promoting School Readiness through a Relationship-Based Partnership Model. Early Childhood Intervention Services. 2.

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