Building parent teacher relationships in preschool should be a top priority. It is the responsibility of the director to train teachers in this area as well. Find out the many ways to build these relationships here!
Families entrust the most important people in their lives to you: their children.
Here we will talk about how to develop our relationships with parents from that first phone call or tour to the day to day interactions.
Before we delve into those areas, let's consider the child's entire family.
It is important for you to know who this child spends time with during the week and on the weekends.
The point is that it is important for you and your staff to know the people directly involved in each child’s life including grandparents, step parents, foster parents and, of course, each child’s parents!
Home is always home! What happens at home stays with us all day. The more connected you and your staff are to families and the better you know them improve parent teacher relationships. And that partnership better enables your program to help each child grow and develop.
With trusting relationships formed, directors and teachers can work together with families, as a team, to provide what is in the best interest of our preschoolers!
Let's begin looking at the different ways we can build these relationships!
Parent Communication (daily, weekly, monthly)
Parent Involvement (involving parents in the program)
Parent Meetings (meeting with parents about concerns as well as properly handling parent complaints)
Parent Education (workshops, programs, referrals)
Parent Orientation Meetings