Children learn about the world and their place in it through conversations, play activities and routines with parents and families. Parents can also support children’s learning in out-of-home settings, such as childminding settings, crèches, playgroups, pre-schools, and primary schools.
By working together, parents and practitioners can enhance children’s learning and development.
More and more the early care and education of babies, toddlers and young children is shared among parents, families and childcare practitioners. A partnership approach between them is very important and by working together and sharing information both parents and practitioners improve children’s learning outcomes.
Benefits of parents and practitioners working together
- Parents feel more valued and respected, know more about their children’s experiences outside their home and use this information to support their learning and development more effectively
- Practitioners benefit from parents’ skills and expertise, understand better the children in their settings and use this information to make learning more enjoyable and rewarding for all children
- Children see learning as more enjoyable when their home life is reflected in the setting, feel more secure and consequently benefit more from the educational opportunities given to them
Apart from supporting positive partnerships with families, ChildDiary also reduces the time you spend on documentation, ensuring you have time to focus what is important: children and their education.
Whether you are following Aistear, EYFS or other curriculum framework, with ChildDiary you can make more time for yourself, do more for children and for their families.
PS: Check out our next blog post to learn how communication with children can improve your family’s relationship.
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