As a preschool teacher, I see how parents strive to become a part of their children’s preschool activities. Being a mother, I know how I always wanted to be a part of my child’s preschool stage. Many teachers wonder how they can establish partnerships with parents. It’s crucial for teachers to also make an effort to have constant communication with parents and to ensure they’re involved.
When a child enrolls in your preschool, your first endeavor is to get acquainted with the family. It’s important that they also know a little bit about the teacher. By giving them information about your educational background and experience, you can lessen their anxiety.
Try to learn more about the parents by asking them to finish a short questionnaire. This is not only a great way to get information about them but it’s also an effective way to source the basic contact information, questions about their interests and professions.
Ask the parents to be guests in your preschool classroom to encourage involvement. Invite them to share information about their professional lives and ask them to bring items they use at work to show the students. With this kind of involvement, there are endless possibilities. Not only will the children love a new face in the classroom but they will also give their undivided attention.
Getting parents involved in your preschool classroom isn’t tough. It just needs a little communication from your side. You need to invite parents to become a part of the preschool community and show that their involvement is important. This will help you as well as your students.