Many parents agree that finding the right child care provider can be a nerve-wracking and lengthy process. Even when you’ve found the right provider, it can still be difficult to leave your child in someone else’s care. But forming a good relationship with your child’s teachers and child care team can help bring you peace of mind and even improve your child’s learning experience
“Children benefit from consistent, safe and nurturing environments, which is what we strive to provide at Primrose®. We also make every effort to partner with parents to extend and reinforce learning at home through daily updates, weekly classroom schedules, at-home resources and more,” says Katie Stichler, Franchise Owner of Primrose School at West Maple. “This ultimately helps us foster mutual respect and open communication between home and school.”
At Primrose School at West Maple, a high-quality early education and care provider, teachers work closely with parents to support children’s development and learning. However, building trusted relationships still requires some effort from all involved. To build and maintain a great partnership with your family’s child care provider or your child’s teacher, consider the following:
To help find the right provider for your family, spend time researching different options and considering factors that are important to you, like school safety and early learning approach. Primrose has a comprehensive Safe School Plan and an exclusive approach, called Balanced Learning®, which offers a balance of purposeful play and nurturing guidance from teachers. Choosing a provider you feel good about and trust will bring you peace of mind, and a great parent-teacher relationship will likely form more naturally.
It’s important to invest in your relationship with your child care provider as they help your child learn and grow. Talk regularly with your child’s teacher to provide helpful information about your child, ask what you can do at home to support your child’s development and share your appreciation for what’s going well in the classroom. At Primrose, parents receive reports about their child’s school day, photos from the classroom, resources to use at home and reminders about upcoming activities through an electronic communications system called 360Connect.
If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s care, discuss them with the teacher or school director as soon as possible. If there is a problem, it can’t be solved unless someone knows about it, and providers would prefer to know if something upsets you before it becomes a bigger issue. By sharing your concerns when they arise, you can work together to find a solution.
Learn about the Primrose Schools Balanced Learning approach and Primrose School at West Maple by calling 402.334.3337 or e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org