October 5, 2019
The key to maximising your child’s experiences within an early learning centre is effective communication. When families and educators are on the same page with the child’s progress, the child flourishes. Consequently, it helps to ease the transition between home and care, building a sense of confidence and belonging in young children.
The educators at the centre are your child’s primary caretakers and influencers when you aren’t around. Therefore, to best understand and cater to the needs of your child, it’s important for them to be aware of:
Your child’s interests, likes, dislikes
Their routines- patterns of eating, sleeping, toileting
Your child’s current wellbeing
Any major events taking place at home.
By providing this type of information with the centre, it helps the educator’s and in-centre staff to meet your child’s individual needs. As a result, you can help make most of your child’s time in care.
Communication between you and the centre must never be one-way. Just as it is important for you to share information about behaviours at home, it is vital for educators to share what happens in-centre. The staff should share with you:
The staff should share with you:
Your child’s eating, sleeping and toileting habits in-centre
Their daily experiences – incursions, excursions, art, sporting or music activities
Your child’s mood and behaviour – if they have been extra grumpy or sad
Their relationships with other children and educators
Any health issues, accidents or injuries relating to your child
Fortunately, at ChildIt centre, we use a wonderful communication app called KindyChild, where you can stay up-to-date with your child’s progress in real time.