Returning to preschool is well underway with the summer months rapidly dwindling. Likely, getting to know your preschooler’s teacher is something easily overlooked among your back-to-school tasks. Yet, it is an important undertaking.
Beginning or returning to school can be a time of excitement, anxiety, or both for a young child. You may be able to help reduce your preschooler’s anxiety by getting to know her teacher.
You and your preschooler’s teacher are partners in education. Depending on your needs, your preschooler may spend more time at preschool than with you. It is valuable to be familiar with his teacher and better understand the workings within the classroom.
Your preschooler’s teacher will be an extension of the teaching you have begun. Whether it is two years or four years, it is completely understandable to desire to ensure that your preschooler is continuing well with her growth and development. You are better able to evaluate how well she is doing when you know her teacher and communicate regularly.
No one knows your preschooler better than you. There will be times that a teacher will need insight from you as to why your preschooler is struggling or acting a particular way. Things happen daily within the home that can foster learning at school or even hinder it. By providing the teacher with situations that involve your preschooler, you are using the teacher/parent relationship to provide the preschooler with the best environment for success.
You can have common goals of success. Different families define success in different ways. The only way to establish common goals is through communication. You are trusting the teacher to support the goals of your family. Knowing the teacher gives insight into their perspective.
Befriending your preschooler’s teacher may not seem like an important endeavor. However, cultivating that relationship can yield great results. A small investment of time can make the back-to-school season a fun and successful time for your preschooler.
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