Whether we consider our professional or personal lives, we all know how building positive and strong relationships is important.
It’s no different with children’s parents. Try to build strong relationships together and see how this will enhance great success on children’s development.
Teachers must let parents know they are the “experts” about their children and use their unique knowledge and insights to better develop the curriculum.
Build a relationship where communication is consistent and based on real facts – never lie to each other! Both parties must aim to gain trust from each other and thus facilitate cooperation.
Explore Similarities – Respect Differences
As educators, we promote collaboration and sharing values within our practices with our children. Why not put those same values in practice while working with parents?
Empowering parents and giving them the chance to suggest strategies, express ideas or even assist on projects- whether directed towards their own child’s development or the classroom curriculum – has huge effects on the relationship we build.
It’s been proven how much the community involvement in school practices benefits children’s development. So, let’s start inviting parents to collaborate!
Sharing is Caring & Together We Achieve More!
Now that you have understood the theoretical aspects, it’s time to put them in practice! A good digital platform can help you streamline the communication making them feel valued and listened while you can benefit with a tool that helps you saving time and resources with all the parental involvement process. ChildDiary has been approved by thousands of early childhood education professionals. Give it a try! :)
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