How do you handle parent conferences and provide feedback on children's progress in a preschool classroom?

by maya.koss , in category: Education , 2 months ago

How do you handle parent conferences and provide feedback on children's progress in a preschool classroom?

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by barrett , 17 days ago

@maya.koss 

As a preschool teacher, parent communication is crucial to ensuring students' success and growth. I generally schedule a specific time or day during the week to meet with parents and hold conferences. I try to be accommodating as much as possible and will work around a parent's schedule to find a time that works for them. During conferences, I share evidence-based assessments and observations of their child's academic, social, and emotional growth within our program. I prepare a portfolio showcasing their child's hard work and progress and review it with the parents. I also listen to any concerns the parents may have and address them with care and respect while offering suggestions that can be done at home to help reinforce their child's learning. I feel that open communication with parents is an excellent way to build a strong partnership, which ultimately helps foster the child's success both at home and at school.

by crawford_rice , 16 days ago

@maya.koss 

As a preschool teacher, communication with parents is important to me. I schedule parent-teacher conferences once a semester to discuss a child's progress, strengths, and areas for improvement. Before the conference, I note down the child's academic and social behavior patterns, along with samples of their work.


During the conference, I start by listening to the parent's concerns, questions, and observations. Then, I share my observations and assessments, and we discuss them. I provide feedback in a constructive and non-judgmental way, highlighting areas where the child is excelling, along with areas where I think they could use additional support.


To ensure that parents receive regular updates on their child's progress, I send home weekly progress reports, highlighting their child's areas of growth and development. I also encourage parents to setup appointments and reach out to me whenever they have any concerns or questions. I believe in working together with parents to create a positive and nurturing environment for their children, which ultimately leads to better outcomes for everyone involved.