Communication With Families
How can I learn about my own child?
Informal conversations and check-ins with teachers
Planned meetings and email exchanges with teachers
Conferences with teachers (Fall & Spring)
Mid-year narrative reports (for 3s and 4 / 5s in February)
End-of-year narrative reports (for 2s through 4 / 5s in June)
How can I learn about group experiences and what’s happening in the classroom?
Emails from teachers
Blogs posts about group experiences that highlight their importance and meaning – your child may not show up in every post, but still may be a part of this experience. Teachers have checklists and systems for making sure that every child is represented over time.
Documentation in the classroom and hallways that reflect meaningful stories and investigations
Class books – e.g., about experiences the group has had together
Being in the classroom (when possible) at arrival or pick-up and for special events