When teaching is extended outside the classroom by parents it creates a more positive experience for your children and helps their performance and growth in the classroom. Having a strong home to school connection is a big component to help further your child’s development. For this happen, your need to be aware of what is being taught in your child’s classroom. You can then bring those lessons home and engage with your child to help extend their learning. Having parents extend teaching outside of the classroom helps to create a positive experience for children as well as perform better while they are at school.
What Role Can Parents Play in Early Childhood Education?
A parent that is involved with what their child is learning at school has a better sense of where their child is developmentally. This means they can see which areas they are excelling in as well as areas they may need more guidance. If parents know this, they can talk with your child’s teacher about ideas they can be using at home to help further your child’s development. Another way you can be involved with your child’s development is to read to them before bedtime. PBS.com has a great article on the benefits of reading to your child. It states “reading aloud to kids has clear cognitive benefits. For example, brain scans show that hearing stories strengthens the part of the brain associated with visual imagery, story comprehension, and word meaning. One study found that kindergarten children who were read to at least three times a week had a “significantly greater phonemic awareness than did children who were read to less often.” And the landmark Becoming a Nation of Readers report from 1985 concluded that “the single most important activity for building knowledge for their eventual success in reading is reading aloud to children.” Click Here To Read The Full Article.
One of the most difficult challenges for early childhood teachers is figuring out how to better engage parents in their child’s learning. When child care center teachers and preschool teachers are able to easily communicate with parents you can make a positive impact on your child’s learning ability.
Studies show that when parents are actively involved with their child’s early childhood education, they are more likely to stay involved when their child enters elementary school and beyond.
At Precious Memories Preschool of Sandy Hollow PreSchool of Sandy Hollow, we offer a special place for children to not only grow and develop along the way, but a place for them to CELEBRATE each and every step. If you are interested in enrolling your child in our program please fill out the form on this page or call us at 860.572.9958