How to create connections with your child's teacher

“Learning is a partnership between families and school,” says Quiana Smith, a 15-year prekindergarten teacher. “Your child will be excited about school and learning when he or she knows you’re excited about it, too.”

A new school year can feel like uncharted territory for children, parents and teachers alike as they learn new things and meet unfamiliar faces. Building a relationship with your child’s teacher can help create a positive school experience for everyone involved. Plus, teachers who connect with their classroom families help families feel seen, heard and represented in the classroom.

“When parents and teachers connect, they can create a stronger support system,” said Tyreca Elliott from KinderCare’s education team. “Bridging the gap between home and school gives children continuity, improves academic outcomes and nurtures children’s social and emotional well-being. When families and teachers work together, children can succeed.”

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