(Family Features) A new school year can feel like uncharted territory for children, parents and teachers alike as they learn new things and meet unfamiliar faces. Building a relationship with your child’s teacher can help create a positive school experience for everyone involved. Plus, teachers who connect with their classroom families help families feel seen, heard and represented in the classroom.
“When parents and teachers connect, they can create a stronger support system,” said Tyreca Elliott from KinderCare’s education team. “Bridging the gap between home and school gives children continuity, improves academic outcomes and nurtures children’s social and emotional well-being. When families and teachers work together, children can succeed.”
Building connections with teachers opens lines of communication between home and school, allowing families to learn about their child’s day and helping teachers feel supported.
Consider these three tips from KinderCare teachers to help families create connections and build trust and collaboration with their child’s teacher.
“Learning is a partnership between families and school,” said Quiana Smith, a 15-year prekindergarten teacher. “Your child will be excited about school and learning when he or she knows you’re excited about it, too.”
To learn more about how to create connections between home and school, visit kindercare.com.