Section four covers important concepts around supporting the different families involved in your program. Every family is made up of a unique combination of defining features. Recognizing and respecting each family’s diversity and strengths welcomes them and supports the success of their children in your program. Strive to encourage parent and caregiver involvement by having them assist with activities, contribute their ideas and talents, and extend learning at home. Help your families get to know one another and stay informed about your program and other community supports. Responding to the needs and interests of your families fosters a caring environment with mutual respect and acceptance for all.