Friday, February 17, 2012

Parent Communication in Early Education

February's newsletter is dedicated to Parent Communication in Early Education in recognition of "National Parent Leadership Month." Parent communication in early education settings benefit children, parents, educators, and caregivers tremendously. Strategies are provided for building strong parent-teacher relationships, which also benefit children other than the parent's child. View this great newsletter for more information on parent communication and more!


  1. This is an important topic that does not receive as much attention as it should. It takes both parent and teacher to ensure the success of a child. Communication between the parent and teacher should follow protocol. The teacher should communicate with the parent as opportunities for improvement arise, whether it is disciplinary or academic. The same would go for any improvements made by the child. A parent should always communicate with the teacher first and avoid going over their head. If a parent recognizes a problem then this should be addressed directly with the child's teacher by phone, email or appointment-never just show up unannounced as this may set the tone for an unpleasant visit. Open communication is key and will allow both parties to be on the same page to reinforce and support the different levels of the child’s growth.