Positive relationships with families.

  • Brooklyn

    April 28, 2023 at 3:43 am

    My advice for creating and maintaining a good partnership between parents/caregivers and providers would be to always be honest but kind. Everthing you say matters and may affect someone either in a positive manor or negative.

  • veena

    April 28, 2023 at 6:23 am

    Teachers and families work closely in partnership to ensure high quality care and learning experiences for children and parents feel supported and welcomed as observers and contributors to the program. Caregivers need to listen to parents, seek to understand their goals and preferences for their children and respect cultural and family differences. Parents should feel welcome when they enter the classroom. Parents should be encouraged to observe, eat lunch with their child, and/or volunteer in the classroom

    • Jamie

      April 28, 2023 at 2:17 pm

      Thank you, great suggestions.

  • Sadiyah Ebo

    April 29, 2023 at 9:31 pm

    I would say keeping in contact with the parent in a consistent manner is good, as well as showing and maintaining respect, keeping them updated about moments their child is excelling and where their child is falling behind, I think the parent feeling involved with their Childs life in the learning center when they are around is a great step towards maintaining a relationship with the parents.

  • Priya Anand

    April 30, 2023 at 3:24 pm

    Being a good listener.

    Have a clear communication both ways.

    Understanding their cultural background and listening to them as a good friend without being defensive or judgmental and resolving conflict when arises in the respectful way.

  • Fabian

    May 2, 2023 at 6:11 am

    It involves regular communication, mutual respect, and understanding of each other’s roles and responsibilities. Effective collaboration helps in ensuring a consistent and nurturing environment for the child both at home and in childcare. Show respect for parents’ values, beliefs, and parenting styles. Acknowledge and appreciate the unique qualities and needs of each child and family.

  • Jennifer

    May 7, 2023 at 10:15 pm

    Be kind with your words respecting their feelings. Be truthful to the situation and ask their opinion if warranted.

  • Callie Houghton

    May 7, 2023 at 10:31 pm

    What is your advice for creating and maintaining a good partnership between parents and childcare providers?

    • Open Communication
    • Welcoming families into the classroom
    • Frequent communication about both areas of growth and strengths
    • Develop weekly newsletter to inform parents of what is occurring in the classroom
    • Jamie

      May 9, 2023 at 2:18 pm

      A weekly newsletter is an excellent idea, it does require a lot of extra time, but it is time well spent.

  • Deseray Vazquez

    May 9, 2023 at 8:36 pm

    What is your advice for creating and maintaining a good partnership between parents and childcare providers? My advice for creating and maintaining a good partnership between parents and childcare is the sandwich technique where you say all the positive things that happened during the day and if there was any conflict define the problem and list the solutions that were made or could have been for next time.

  • Kelly

    May 11, 2023 at 9:52 pm

    Have constant communication with the family, treat them with respect, don’t be judgmental. Make sure to communicate the positives and negatives with them, doing so a the sandwich style: one good thing-something to work on- one good thing

  • Ann Marie

    May 12, 2023 at 1:22 am

    I think creating and maintaining a relationship with parents and childcare providers starts with communication and active listening. We can relay what we see without judgement and by providing resources we are a simple guiding hand in that family’s lives.

  • Tyler Becker

    May 16, 2023 at 4:31 pm

    First, it is important to find opportunities to chat with families. Talk to them about their child and about the work that is happening in that classroom. Take opportunities to tell them how important they are to their child and how much their child seems to be growing and learning. Also show vulnerability with families and don’t be afraid to ask for advice on handling a certain behavior, or ask to collaborate on strategies for a difficulty a child is facing.

  • Jordan

    May 17, 2023 at 11:37 pm


    What is your advice for creating and maintaining a good partnership between parents and childcare providers?


    Communication is the biggest and most important thing to building and keeping partnerships with families, letting them know what is going really well, what needs attention, and letting them know they you are there for their child AND them.

  • katrina mcivan

    May 18, 2023 at 9:50 pm

    take care of, teach, and protect the child. also communicate and pros and flaws of whats going on, what we can both do to help the child.

  • Alexis Adams

    May 21, 2023 at 8:40 pm

    My advice is always have a welcoming approachable attitude! That will make it more easier to discuss the “negatives”. If you are an overall friendly caregiver, it will make communication with the families easier.

  • Asia

    May 24, 2023 at 6:59 pm

    always starting from a place of empathy and compassion. Listening. De escalating, and coming up with a mutually beneficial solution that positively impacts the student.

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