If you are a parent or caregiver of a toddler, it’s important to have open communication with their teacher to ensure that your child is getting the best possible care and education. Here are some topics that you may want to discuss with your toddler’s teacher:
Give specifics about your child– his/her routine at home and interests. Let the teacher understand how things at home can affect their behaviour at school. It is important to know that your child’s social and emotional development is as important as their academic development.
Daily routine and activities: Ask about the daily schedule, the types of activities your child will participate in, and how they are adapting to the routine.
Socialization and behavior: Ask about your child’s behavior, how they interact with others, and if they have any concerns about your child’s socialization skills.
Developmental milestones: Ask about your child’s progress in areas such as language, motor skills, and cognitive development.
Nutrition and nap times: Ask about the food and drink provided, as well as nap times and any special needs your child may have.
Communication: Establish a way to communicate regularly with the teacher to get updates and ask questions about your child’s progress.
Safety and security: Inquire about the safety and security procedures in place at the school or daycare facility.
Special needs: If your child has any special needs or accommodations, discuss them with the teacher to ensure that your child is getting the support they need in the classroom
Concerns: If you have any concerns about your child’s experience in the classroom, discuss them with the teacher in a respectful and constructive manner. It can help the teacher understand your perspective and work together to find solutions.
Here are some additional questions you can ask
How is my child doing in class? What are their strengths and areas for improvement?
Are there any areas where my child may need additional support or intervention?
How can I support my child’s learning at home?
How does the teacher handle behavior or discipline issues in the classroom?
What resources are available to support my child’s learning, such as tutoring or extra help sessions?
Are there any extracurricular activities or programs that my child may be interested in?
How can I get involved with my child’s education and support their learning?
Overall, your conversations with your toddler’s teacher should aim to establish a strong partnership between home and school, and focus on ensuring the best possible outcomes for your child’s growth and development.