There are many people who still question themselves about the role of the educator in working with families, since the vast majority still think that the work of a nursing teacher is only related to children and what they say on a daily basis.
However, we educators know that this is not the case and that in addition to the very important work we do with children, we have a fundamental role in working with families.
So, we decided to list some essential aspects of the role of a nursing teacher in working with families and children.
The role of the preschool teacher – Why it is essential?
The truth is that the educator has a fundamental role in the lives of children, and he must constantly be in the process of improving his knowledge and the work that is developed, not only with them, but also with those in charge of education.
Therefore, it is possible to say that one of the main functions of early childhood professionals is to transmit parents important information and observations that are relevant to their children’s development.
Increasingly, the school-family relationship is carried out through educators, who are with the children on a daily basis and who are able to more easily understand their main difficulties, what are their interests and what their fears are.
This transmission of information allows parents at home to support their children and help them reach their full potential.
However, anyone who thinks this is a simple job is wrong! Each child is a unique and special being, with fears and different difficulties from other.
An education professional is constantly attentive to their evolution, noticing through the small details information that goes unnoticed by even the most attentive eyes.
What are the main skills of an Early Childhood Professional?
Educators have an enormous versatility regarding their skills and the work that is developed.
However, one of its main competences is to organize, prepare and apply the appropriate educational methods for an integral development of each child and group (at a psychomotor, affective, intellectual, social and moral level).
This way, he monitors the evolution of the children for whom he is responsible, and establishes frequent contact with the parents, in order to obtain an integrated educational action (ie, school – family and family – school).
The professional intervention of a preschool teacher goes through different stages.
Therefore, first of all, it is up to you to observe each child in order to know their abilities, interests and difficulties.
Subsequently, information is collected on the family context and the environment in which they live in order to make it easier to better understand their characteristics.
Finally, the planning of the educational process is carried out according to the information collected and in order to apply it individually and adapt it, as well, to each child.
It is also part of its competences to exchange opinions with parents and communicate to them all the essential aspects of their children’s development.
Finally, and perhaps the most important part of a nursing teacher’s work is to provide the necessary conditions for each child to learn and feel good at preschool.
As you can see, the work of an early childhood professional is essentially to care for, and learn, as much information about your children as possible, in order to help them reach the next level of their lives and their full potential.