Working closely with parents I believe that it is important to work closely with parents as partners in their child’s care and early education. This is important so that we all get a picture of the whole child and what they can do at home as well as during their time in different settings. Parents are the experts on their children and therefore, regular communication between parents and me is of the upmost importance. This can be done at a suitable time, either at drop off or pick up, over the phone or by email, depending on the parent’s needs. When parents and practitioners work together, it has been shown to improve children's cognitive, social and emotional outcomes.
In order for FCP to be effective, professional familiarization with the family setting and activities is significant. It is important to note that the professional may not provide effective assistance without developing a partnership with the family. A good understanding of the family ensures a smooth transition of experiences between a home and early childhood settings. Above all, emphasis on family strengths promotes dignity and strength and ensures continued concentration on positive outcomes in early childhood development. Implications of FCP on ECP Cohrssen, Church, & Tayler (2010) subscribe to the idea that parent involvement in child education has direct links to improved
This point has been supported by evidence derived from numerous publications, which suggest that parents generally know their child the best, and are the main educator in the child’s life (Essa, 2007). Thus it is imperative that early learning practitioners use their role to encourage parents to be involved in their child’s learning, which can help to increase self-confidence in parenting and support feelings of belonging and inclusion in their child’s development. The implementation of partnership with parents as a part of my workshop plan provides additional resources for the nursery’s learning community (Eldridge, 2001), as knowledge gain from such interactions can allow early learning practitioners to gain greater understanding of family cultures, an increased appreciation of parental interest in helping their children and a deeper respect for parent’s time and abilities. Successful
Barker, Shelton CCOU302 Professor: Heather Medvedenko October 8, 2011 Research Paper Abstract In order to understand how to fully balance the love we have for our children we must first recognize or be able to identify what the term family, love and balance truly stands for and who and what children are needing this balance of love? There are many perspectives of how this balance is supposed to be, there’s a good and bad, professional and non-professional, a secular and spiritual and possible many more. This balance of loving our children, when fully understood could improve friendships, relationship, marriages and most important the connection one has with their own children. Some of the features will include what is a family? What is love?
‘Getting communication with parents in early years settings right, is one of the most important aspects of working with young children. If it is done well, then children, their families and the organisation will flourish. Researchers found that the most effective settings, shared child-related information between parents and practitioners, often involving parents in decisions about their child's learning’. Early Years Update (2006, page no.). It is crucial to have good communication as it is used everyday in the Early Years Setting to convey information, receive important information, instruct, persuade, request, teach, develop and much more.
A support group is vital for this method. Cooperative learning is the best technique for increasing anti-bias awareness and understanding. Everyone needs the diverse viewpoints and honest feedback of colleagues to develop new awareness and teaching practices. Support group members may be other staff, parents, or early childhood teachers who
Establish constructive relationships with parents/carers. Ensure you give regular feedback to teachers on children's achievement, progress, problems etc. promote good behaviour, dealing appropriately with conflict and incidents in line with policy and procedures and encourage children to take responsibility for there own behaviour. Accompanying the children on school trips and out of school activities as required Provide clerical/admin support such as photocopying, typing, filing, money etc. Undertake children's record keeping as requested.
At the heart of these statements is the ultimate aim of helping all our children achieve the Desired Outcomes of Education. Students * Value education and want to learn, desiring to get the most out of the experience schools offer * Stand firmly by what is right, having understood what is right and wrong from parents and teachers * Respect authority and have a sound sense of civic responsibility * Work well independently and with others, with purpose, passion and pride in their work * Demonstrate spirit of caring and sharing towards others * Have identity and pride as Singaporeans Parents/Grandparents * Support schools in their efforts to educate the child * Take ultimate responsibility for the upbringing of their children/grandchildren and set good examples for them to follow * Instill a sense of responsibility in their children/grandchildren, helping them to become good citizens * Show care and concern for their children/grandchildren by being interested in what they do Teachers * Inspire love for Singapore in students * Care deeply for the
Finally, educators with effective communication skills prove an ability to adapt teaching methods to suit the needs of students they are supporting (Kearns, 2012), and with appropriate delivery of good communication, student learning increases. When delivering student education, acquiring effective communication skills involving the delivery of high written and verbal skills, and literacy development is essential for teachers to aid children’s needs for learning, as this assists to prove social and cognitive development for children when the teacher collaborates towards educating children. Good communication skills from early childhood educators ensure children’s skills are enhanced when
Everything that is done at home, by the parents, can be taken to school and used to promote learning for their child. Parents could help their children succeed in school by organizing study sessions, reviewing their child’s work, and keeping them physically active. Study sessions could have a positive impact on a child. Parents could organize study sessions which would require the child to study materials twice a week at the town library. These sessions at the library would provide them with a quiet environment to learn and get a better understanding of their work.