Grandparents and Kinship Care Providers
Research has found that for those children who cannot stay with their biological parent(s), they are more stable and less traumatized when they are placed with kin than with families who are not related to them.
ECA developed a unique curriculum focused entirely on supporting grandparents who have primary custody of their children. Grandparents and other kin have important and often unanswered questions ranging from meeting new expectations of parenting to getting extra help at school. ECA products for grandparents and kin caregivers of young children help them navigate the often complicated worlds of education and parenting.
For Grandparents Only: Sharing Life’s Lessons to Support Children’s Learning
For Grandparents Only is a unique, and beautifully illustrated resource that offers grandparents and their grandchildren opportunities to bond and to create special memories together. Each chapter features fun themed activities that spark children’s interest and leads to the development of essential language and literacy and interpersonal skills and stimulate mathematical thinking and creative expression.
ECA’s proprietary Grandparents Curriculum
ECA’s proprietary Grandparents Curriculum builds on the concepts presented in For Grandparents Only and includes topics such as building relationships with grandchildren, establishing traditions and routines that are linked to language and literacy skills, social competency, physical development and creative expression. The curriculum includes a Grandparents Support Group Facilitator’s Guide, a Keepsake Journal, and a Home Visiting Guide to enhance strong positive relationships between caregivers and children and the curriculum uses many approaches: technology, group presentations, group discussions, and print.