Parent Involvement and Communication

Display positive child management skills
by considering alternatives and by having consistent and reasonable expectations for your child’s behavior based on their developmental stage.

Provide an environment for your child that is safe, nurturing, stimulating and compatible with your child’s stage of development and temperament.

Engage in a Partnership with Teachers

Share on-going, pertinent information with your child’s teachers so your child’s needs can be addressed.

Support the classroom daily routine and meet program expectations for drop off and pick up times.

Learn about your child’s school activities through reviewing your child’s work and classroom displays, reading parent notices, curriculum materials and program newsletters.

Acknowledge the effects of stress at home on your child’s behavior and keep program staff informed so they can support you and your child through difficult and/or challenging times.

Participate in scheduled parent/teacher
conferences and parent or parent/child
program activities.

UNDERSTAND YOUR CHILD

Be aware of the various aspects of your child’s educational program and his/her strengths, successes, and needs.

Understand that normal child development results in different temperaments, interests, skills, abilities and conflicts at different stages of growth.

Share knowledge of your child and family’s culture with your child’s teachers.

RECOGNIZE YOUR PARENTING STYLE AND NEEDS AS A PARENT

Acknowledge your specific strengths as a parent.

Recognize and acknowledge the effects of your attitudes and actions upon your child’s behavior.

Take steps, when necessary, to preserve your own sense of well-being and confidence in your role as a parent.

Serve as a Resource, Facilitator and Advocate for Your Child

Contribute your insights, questions and assessment of your child’s strengths and needs to your child’s teachers.

Seek support from appropriate specialists, health and school personnel when needed to address concerns about your child’s health, well-being and development.