The day you enrolled your toddler in preschool, you received a stack of paperwork regarding your school’s policies and procedures. As important as all those policies are, your relationship with your preschool director and staff matters just as much (if not more).
I reached out to several preschool directors for information on what we can do as parents to enrich our child’s preschool experience.
This is what our early childhood education professionals had to say:
Preschool Teachers Are Professionals
Preschool teachers are not glorified babysitters. Your preschool staff is educated in early childhood education and child safety. They also know how to handle pretty much every toddler issue you find yourself grappling with (just imagine what they've seen)! Ask your preschool professionals for their expertise if you are having difficulty at home dealing with particular toddler issues. Also, if your family is facing unique challenges or stress (divorce, death, illness, etc.), be sure to notify your preschool staff. They can help offer a measure of stability and positivity for your child during tough times.
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