Preschool teachers arguably have one of the toughest jobs on the planet! They take care of a dozen of children and are expected to give each child the attention of a parent. Times like this, teachers wish parents knew these few things so that they can work more effectively and efficiently with our treasured little ones – so here are 5 things your child’s preschool teachers wish you knew.
We want to get to know you!
That being said, teachers want to have a good relationship with parents. By speaking to, and spending time to know the teachers, you directly involve yourself with the mentors who helps your child grow and learn. Most of the time, a simple ‘thank you’ every now and then goes a long way on letting the teachers know how they are doing; it also acts as a morale booster for them.
Parents are an important part of the teaching team.
Parents are the first teachers a child has. Throughout the years, they will be looking to you for guidance. Since this is the case, it is of paramount importance that you work together with the teachers at your child’s preschool. By working with them, both parties will be able to closely monitor your child’s development and growth, allowing one another to guide the child appropriately.
Make it a clean break.
Fawning over your child before you leave for work never ends well. When parents excessively fuss over their children and get overemotional, children feel it too. To ease any form of separation anxiety, it is important that goodbye means goodbye. This way, your child will have their individual space to grow and also learn to trust you more when you return to pick them up at the end of the day.
Keep your sick child home.
We love your children, so viruses and sickness are very serious problem to us. When sick children come in contact to the healthy ones, there is a risk of infection that we all wish to avoid. If you suspect that your child is sick, please do not bring them to school! It is much better if they recover at home with the rest they deserve.
Teachers deeply, deeply care for your child!
There is a strong reason why teachers chose their line of work in preschool education – more often than not, it is the love for working with children. Whenever a child scrapes a knee or meets with any mishap, teachers will be as concern as of how parents will feel; not a single one of them would wish for that to happen! It is a great joy for teachers to be able to watch their students grow from toddlers to kindergarten students, ready to take on new challengers in life.
At the end of the day, both educators and parents want the best for the children under their care. By working closely together and understanding your child’s teachers, everyone can play a part to help your child along to greater things.