Communicate with Your Preschool Providers
The fact that you have chosen one of our preschool providers to care for your child is a sign that you have your child’s best interests at heart. Running on that theme, you can enhance your and your preschooler’s experience at Parkland Children’s Academy by communicating and interacting with your child’s teacher and other members of staff. Parent-Teacher time is essential and here’s why:
Benefits for You as a Parent
Communicating effectively with your child’s preschool provider will give you a better idea of how your child is developing, learning, and growing. You will be able to gauge how much more you will need to help your child through the advice that the teacher gives you. It will also be a great way of knowing that you are doing enough in terms of the educational activities that you help your child complete at home.
In addition, should your child be going through any difficulties at home that might derail or disrupt your child’s education, their teacher should know about it. This will ensure that you do not stress about your child’s wellbeing as his/her educator will take care to provide for and help your child through those difficulties. Moreover, you will be able to actively engage with and approve of the curriculum. Knowing what your child is learning will prove to you that your money is going to a worthwhile investment.
There will most likely be time constraints preventing you from being as involved as you wish and thus communication with the teacher will be the best way to work around this issue.
Benefits for Your Child
As you will be effectively communicating with your child’s teacher, you will already be improving the quality of your child’s education. Firstly, you will know how to be more involved in your child’s education and this should enhance your child’s confidence in their abilities at school. Your child’s overall self-esteem might improve as a result of your participation in their school lives. An example of how you can aid your child’s education is by reading with or to them – this has been proven to considerably improve your child’s reading abilities. Additionally, you will be able to monitor your child’s behavior with their teacher and thus will be able deal with behavioral issues from an early age. This will no doubt make your child a better person in the long run.
If the child is experiencing bullying or any other type of difficulties at school, you have a much better chance of finding out through communication with their teacher. Both you and the teacher can then come up with and implement a solution for your child. Knowing that the child has coordinated support from both teacher and parents will motivate your him/her to learn, as well as actively participate in activities.
Avenues of Communication
Now that you know the benefits of communication, you should make use of our Parents Corner and parent-teacher meetings to boost and enrich your child’s preschool experience. For more information about our school and our communication policies, please feel free to contact us or arrange a visit.