Building a strong parent-teacher partnership is a win/win for everyone involved, especially your child.

Take the time to truly get to know each teacher… it’s important to have a professional yet comfortable relationship with your child’s teacher so they feel comfortable having open dialogue with you about your family’s and child’s needs.

Remember to say thank you when you can. A small token of appreciation at an unexpected moment means the world to a teacher. Acknowledge that conversations may sometimes be short if they are during drop-off and pick-up times. While you may want the play-by-play of your child’s day, your child’s teacher may still be juggling a dozen things and other children while you’re picking up your child. Keep in mind you may always schedule a specific time to talk about your child outside of the classroom.

~ Susan