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Getting to Know Your Preschooler’s New Teacher

getting to know your preschooler's new teacher

Your time with your preschooler’s teacher may be limited as you get started at the beginning of the year. But, it is no less important to spend time getting to know your child’s teacher. This will help you stay involved in your child’s day-to-day activities and their long-term education.

1. Make sure to attend your preschool’s open house in order to meet your child’s teacher. Ask her questions about how she manages her classroom and a roomful of rambunctious preschoolers! Ask about her background and where she has taught previously. If you have time, talk about where she grew up and where she went to school. You might find you have several things in common which will help you build a great parent/teacher relationship.

2. If you drop your child off early during extended care, you may not see your child’s teacher each day. Take time every few weeks to drop off later or pick up earlier so you have a chance to talk with your child’s teacher about your child’s progress. If there are things you are concerned about, take this time to pass your thoughts along.

3. Take time to get to know your child’s teacher. Go to classroom parties where things are more relaxed. You’ll have a chance to get to know your child’s teacher more personally. Find out their favorite items for special teacher gifts throughout the year.

4. Attend parent/teacher conferences. Your child’s teacher is an integral part of your child’s development. Attend your conference expecting to receive honest and helpful feedback about your child’s education.

Keep in mind, the relationship with your child’s teacher will last a short time before its time to begin a new parent/teacher relationship. You may not interact with your child’s teacher every day, but your child spends many hours each day with their teacher. It is integral to your child’s development to have an honest relationship with your preschooler’s teacher.

There are countless factors to consider when looking for the right preschool. Use our Comparison Checklist to cover all of your bases and make the right decision for you and your family!

Want to learn more about Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Wake Forest located in Wake Forest, North Carolina? Our mission is to provide secure, nurturing, and educational environments for children ages 6 weeks – 12 years. We help children to bloom into responsible, considerate, and contributing members of society. For more information, give us a call or stop by for a tour! We’d love to get to know you and your family.