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Educating and Partnering With Parents

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When parents choose you as a childcare provider, they trust that you are the professional and the best person to care for their child. Also, parents want their children to have access to educational materials while in your care and they may have ideas.

Be open to receive educational ideas of the parents and be sure that the suggestions are age appropriate the age of the child. ( See Developmentally Appropriate Practices)

For example: You may have a mother to request that her 1 1/2 year old use work sheets. Research shows that a toddler loves to put things in his or her mouth and learn from his or world through exploration. So I suggest that you educate your parent about your curriculum and what educational activities are appropriate for children, as you consider implementing their ideas.

Moreover, when parents have a better understanding of what is appropriate for the age of their child, their educational ideas will seem more realistic.

Every year I hold a PTA Conference call with my parents to listen to their ideas for our curriculum theme and many of the parents simply want their children to be prepared for Kindergarten.

I look forward to your feedback….


How to Inspire Parents to Build a Library at Home


As you may already know, reading to a young child build’s his or her vocabulary and prepares them for school success. Also, having a variety of books for on hand for young children, creates a love for reading and enhances a child’s imagination.

Moreover, this is why it is so important that you inspire parents to build a library at home for their children.

One way that you can do this is by subscribing to Scholastic book and send the book order forms home (once a month) with your parents, so that they can order books for their child(ren) at an affordable rate. Also, sharing literacy articles with parents (on a weekly basis) is a great way to inspire parents to read to their children.


I’ve been receiving Scholastic book orders since 2003 and I have built a very large collection of books in my childcare center, just from receiving free books from parent scholastic book orders. Moreover, the parents at my center love to order books for their kids and my hope is that they are building a library at home for their children.

You may already be a subscriber of scholastic book, however, I want you to know that you are in a  position to inspire parents to start a library in their home(s) for their young child(ren).

Need more inspiration? Check out this quote:

” A Nation that reads much..knows much.” ~Thomas Jefferson

In summary, in my recent research of school readiness, I read a quote from a Kindergarten teacher and she wrote: ” The best way to prepare a child for kindergarten, is by reading to him or her.”

Here are some great articles to Share With Your Parents


I look forward to reading your thoughts about this post! Please leave your comments below.


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