Directions: Read the following articles from NAEYCs Young Children:Empathy and Cultural Competence: Reflections from Teachers of Culturally Diverse Childrenhttp://www.naeyc.org/files/yc/file/200511/ColomboBTJ1105.pdfMissing: Picture Books Reflecting Gay and Lesbian Familieshttp://www.naeyc.org/files/yc/file/200705/Missing-Rowell.pdfPartnering with Families of Children with Special Needshttp://www.naeyc.org/files/yc/file/200909/Families of Children with Special Needs.pdfHow to Reach Out to Parents of English Language Learnershttp://www.colorincolorado.org/educators/reachingout/outreachTen Tips Involving Families Through Internet Based Communication by Mitchell, Foulger, and Wetzel.http://www.naeyc.org/files/yc/file/200909/Ten Tips for Involving Families.pdf6 Ways to Keep Families Strong Through Early Care and Educationhttp://www.strengtheningfamiliesillinois.org/downloads/6_Factors.pdfFor each of the articles, write a two to three page paper that includes the following: 1. Summary of the article 2. Describe what you found that was interesting or new. 3. Write about any connections that the article had to your personal and professional life. 4. Write about any issues or information that you want to learn more about. 5. List any specific things that you can share with your colleagues or families. 6. Describe how you could incorporate this information in your program or classroom.