Your child’s preschool teacher is the other authority figure in his or her life. That’s why it’s important to work as a team with his or her teacher in order to make sure your child receives solid and consistent attention at school and at home.
Know your child’s teacher
A great way to meet the teacher is through an open-house prior to your child’s first day of class. First impressions are powerful and you’ll come to a clearer understanding of the teacher’s personality and teaching style. If the school offers Parent Teacher Association meetings, take advantage of these meetings in order to further understand the teacher, as well as your child’s behavior. If you’re a busy parent, you can even set up an after-school appointment with your child’s teacher. These are useful times to discuss your child’s progress and how you and the teacher can work together to bring out the best from your child.
Ask your child about school
Asking your child his or her opinion about school and the instructor can be very empowering. Having these conversations can allow your child to be reflective. By understanding your child’s feelings, you can come to a fuller understanding of his or her perspective on school. You can also learn about individual aspects of your child’s curriculum, such as the books or games being played. As a parent, you can even supplement your child’s learning by purchasing related materials.
Let your child know that you like and respect the teacher
When discussing school, let your child know that you support his or her teacher. If your child is mad with the instructor, then talk it out. Be sure to use positive words when discussing your child’s teacher. Remember, that you’re working with the teacher to ensure your child’s intellectual, emotional and social development.