Enrolling your child in school does not mean you can leave them in the care of teachers and just stop parenting. When you do let the school operate them, it is your responsibility to keep track of their activities, the things your child is doing and of course, the progress of your child.
Future Generation Early Learning Center, as a childhood learning center in Bloomfield New Jersey, observes that some parents become indifferent once they enroll their child in our center and that is not a good thing. We know that some parents are busy with their work and responsibilities at home but watching over the advancement of your child should be their top priority and it should also be yours.
Because we are a childhood learning center in Bloomfield New Jersey, we believe that parents and teachers should have a two-way communication with regards to the learning development of their child. Tracking over their progress at school is not that easy. Future Generation Early Learning Center provides some tips on how you can do so and these tips involve a good relationship between the child’s teacher and yourself.
Teachers are your partners in giving the education your child needs. They have the knowledge on what and how they should teach your little learner. You, on the other hand, are the only ones who know your children. Communicating with the teacher would give the teacher an idea on how to professionally deal with their students while you can give guidance and counsel to your child at home.
Tips on how you can increase your communication with your child’s teacher:
Use a progress notebook
As a childhood learning center in Bloomfield New Jersey, we understand that parents do not have the luxury of time. This may be the primary reason why you cannot come to school often to pick your child up personally. Try passing notes to your teacher and then getting the feedback you need written on the same note. It is okay if you just leave a message or two. But you must not keep your child away and oblivious to this process. Involve him or her. Let your child choose the color of this notebook. If he or she is old enough, entrust him the responsibility of giving the notebook to his or her teacher and sending them back to you. The process is really convenient for busy parents.
If old school method is not your cup of tea, you can just call your youngster‘s teacher to ask how they were doing. You can even send them an email if you do not want to communicate on the phone.
Call and/or meet the teacher when there are problems concerning your child
Do not wait for the next parent-teacher conference in order to discuss the problem of your child in school. Call and/or meet up with the teacher as soon as possible in both your time and place of convenience.
Collect your thoughts before discussing your child’s problems
To be prepared with the discussion, you need to collect your thoughts first. Leave the stress of work in your workplace and leave your stress of home at home. The talk you must have must be in a problem-solving and brainstorming way in which both of you will discuss the child’s difficulties. Do not be defensive about the case.
Prepare questions if the teacher asks you to meet
Remember what we said about leaving the stress in their designated place? In order to apply that, questions you ask the concerned teacher should not be threatening. Examples of these questions are:
What is my child’s doings that needs to be addressed?
How can we help in solving the problem?
How can we stay in touch for the progress?
Do you agree with our tips? Let us know by commenting below or by sending us a message at www.fgkids.org.