Relationships in the Preschool Classroom

why is the home and school connection so important?

As we know, a positive connection between home and school is important.  But why?  

As preschool teachers, we are sometimes the very first teacher a child has.  Parents are uneasy with taking the first step in letting go and a lot of trust goes into leaving your child with a stranger! Building up that trust comes from how you connect your student's families at home with the family you are building at school.  It isn't just a weekly newsletter email.  A strong Home and School Connection goes deeper.

When a child feels supported both at home and at school the sky is the limit at what they can achieve!  Sometimes, as preschool teachers we are only with our students a couple of days a week.  Helping parents learn about what they can do at home to encourage growth and learning is part of our responsibility.