What's best for establishing connections with the family?

"Parent participation" with teen parents often means involving the whole family or parts of the family.

It is important to know:

In making connections with the family members, plan ways they can be involved. Invite grandparents and other family members to parent meetings. Involve the child's father as well as mother. Both parents are vitally important in the child's life.

Make sure your child care setting is "father friendly" and welcomes all members of the family.