A Caring Connection
Close connections between parents and caregivers helps kids feel safe.
Feeling comfortable and familiar with your child’s caregiver is so important for your peace of mind. So is knowing what kind of day your little one had. That will help you make sense of her behavior back at home (for instance, if she seems tired, you might want to know if she napped less than usual today).
You can use these conversation starters to develop a closer connection with your child’s caregiver, and learn more about what your child was up to while you were away.
Try to have a quick catch-up session when you pick up your child, or ask caregivers if they can send you a text or e-mail update about the day’s events.
“First/Then” Boards: Managing Daily Routines
A printable tool to help children know what to expect in their daily routines and activities.
Planning for Play in Daily Routines
A printable page to plan moments of playfulness during daily routines.
Provider-Parent Communications Log
A printable page to help parents and caregivers communicate about a child’s day.
Lesson Planning Practice
A tool to plan opportunities for learning connected to monthly and weekly themes.
Communicating with Parents and Caregivers Around Routines
An article offering strategies for communication with parents/caregivers.
Shaping an Engaging Learning Environment
Your space is full of opportunities for children to learn and grow!
Planning Our Days: Creating Schedules for Children
Planning ahead can help you be intentional about the learning of the children in your care!