COR Advantage engages families through its online Family Network, family reports, and educational resources for families.
COR Advantage supports connections with family members by use of the family report, Your Child’s Developmental Profile, and the educational resources found on the Family Network. These resources allow teachers to share anecdotes and portfolio items, communicate upcoming events, and provide activities that families can do with their child at home. And all of these important features are available at no extra cost to programs that purchase COR Advantage. Plus, improvements and upgrades to these important features are included in your annual license.
Child Reports for the Family
New Challenges, New Directions
Child Reports aren’t just for teachers. One report, Your Child’s Developmental Profile, makes it easier to share your observations on a child’s learning with family members and caregivers. Sections of this report can be generated in English or Spanish. Using this feature, teachers can quickly create a personalized portrait of each child’s progress that includes
- Statements about each child’s development in each of the COR Advantage learning areas, focusing on strengths rather than problems or deficits
- Specific anecdotes, from one or more reporting periods, as evidence of the child’s strengths
- Photos, videos, and digital reproductions of the child’s work
- Comments shared by the family, including child observations from home
Families appreciate being part of the process of identifying their children’s strengths and emerging abilities. You’ll enjoy the ease of compiling and sharing meaningful data as you support children and their families in setting goals, taking on new challenges, and developing in new directions!
Open Doors For Families
The Family Network portal is included with COR Advantage and acts as a “window into the classroom” for caregivers and families. But it’s more than just a way for teachers and families to communicate. Each family creates a unique sign-in and password, allowing access to specific information about their child. Teachers can
- Send and receive messages in the form of direct communications
- Publish photos, short videos, and selected anecdotes; scores are not provided in family reports or on the Family Network
- Provide parents and caregivers access to an individual child’s family report in English or Spanish
- Post lesson plans and other broad communications to families — for example, fund raisers or health notifications
The Activity Library in the Family Network is specifically designed to bridge a child’s school routine and home life, while the Connections Function makes it easy to relay individualized or group messages. Parents and caregivers will be pleased to know what’s new in their child’s classroom and will thank you for the “open-door policy” the Family Network provides.
Teachers and providers can invite family members to a secure online Family Network portal for communicating with their child’s teacher and viewing their child’s anecdotes and work samples. We never include scores, just observations. The work samples, photographs, anecdotes, and even videos are identified by a child’s teachers and then published to the Family Network. In this secure web-based environment, teachers can publish Your Child’s Developmental Profile for families to access, whether they were able to be at the child’s conference or not. The Family Network also allows access to family-friendly activities appropriate for each child’s level of development.