Many of us are at home with a lot of extra time on our hands while schools and child care centers are shut down. Staying at home can be challenging, but it also provides an opportunity to take some extra time for yourself, enjoying new hobbies and new books. In this article, we are sharing books for ECE professionals to read while at home to continue to grow in your teaching practice so that you can return to work feeling refreshed with new ideas to bring into your classroom or program.
Are you struggling to find ways to effectively communicate and connect with families? Janis Keyser’s book, From Parents to Partners, is an excellent resource that provides quick and helpful tools to help you successfully connect with parents and families.
If you are working with early learners, you know how hectic the end of the day can be, especially when multiple parents arrive at the same time to pick up their children. You can make this time more productive by incorporating easy-to-implement daily communication tools to inform parents about specific play-based learning activities, topics of conversation, and moments of discovery and fun.
The answer might surprise you! Zero to Three recently published the results of a parent survey in Key Findings for Early Childhood Professionals and Teachers. Check out this article to find out who parents turn to and trust when they are looking for parenting advice.
Communication with parents is a critical ingredient to your effectiveness as a child caregiver and educator. Sometimes, these connections can feel challenging as they require a delicate balance of mutual trust, honesty, respect and understanding. Check out this article for simple ways to develop conversations with parents, as shared by Educa’s article The Secrets of Good Parent-Teacher Communication in ECE.