You Are Your Preschool’s Best Partner
As a parent with a child in preschool—or who’s considering enrolling your child in preschool—hopefully you don’t think of preschool as simply a daycare facility. You probably know that preschool is your child’s earliest opportunity for fun, structured learning, and you’re investing in making the most of these crucial early years of your child’s life. Because you’re invested in your child and her educational outcome, you—yes, you!—are your preschool’s best partner.
Being your preschool’s partner means taking an active role in special programs, attending informational meetings, volunteering, supporting other parents, among other ways to get involved.
What are the benefits of being an active partner in your child’s preschool?
- Reinforcing learning at home: When you understand why and how your child’s preschool educators are teaching lessons and skills, you can follow up on them at home, recreating activities or coming up with some of your own.
- Identifying problems earlier: Many learning and physical disabilities show up early in life. If your child is demonstrating difficulty with speech, hearing, social, or cognitive abilities, then having more-frequent conversations with your preschool staff about your child’s development can help to pinpoint and address issues as soon as possible.
- Sharing opportunities to bond: Being involved in your preschool community means being involved in fun events such as graduation, Grandparents Day, and birthdays, just to name a few.
- Parent-to-parent networking and support: Feeling stressed? Not sure of how to handle tricky parenting situations? No need to go through it alone. Chances are, another parent at your preschool has been through something similar. Being involved gives you the opportunity to talk to, learn from, and make friendships with your peers.
- Never be left in the dark: Wondering why the daily schedule was changed? Not sure of which books you can take home with you? Wondering how your child is doing with the curriculum? Being involved regularly with your child’s preschool keeps you in the loop so you know whom to ask any question, any time.
If you haven’t thought of yourself as your preschool’s best partner, just think about all that you have to offer—your focus on your child’s development and well-being, your interest in exceptional childhood education, and your support for those who care for your children. These are just some of the reasons parents are our best resource. Contact Mt. Elizabeth to find out about how you can be an active partner in your child’s education. Be sure to ask about our special events, such as Muffins for Moms, Donuts for Dads, and Spirit Days!