Parent Involvement and Communication

Cole-Harrington Childcare programs are committed to support families in their important childrearing role. As we build our
relationship with you and your family we can help you set goals and support your family’s well-being. Strong healthy families give their children the best chance of success in life.

UNDERSTAND YOUR CHILD

Understand that normal child development results in different temperaments, interests, skills, abilities and conflicts at different stages of growth.

Seek out information and resources on child development.

Foster and support your child’s social and emotional development.

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RECOGNIZE YOUR PARENTING STYLE AND NEEDS AS A PARENT

Observe, ask questions, explore parenting issues, and try out new strategies to support your child’s development.

Acknowledge your specific strengths as a parent and use them to problem solve when issues arise.

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Serve as a Resource, Facilitator and Advocate for Your Child

Contribute your insights, questions and assessment of your child’s strengths and needs to your child’s teachers.

Seek support from appropriate specialists, health and school personnel when needed to address concerns about your child’s health, well–being and development.

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ENGAGE IN A PARTNERSHIP WITH TEACHERS

Share on-going, pertinent information with your child’s teachers so your child’s needs can be addressed.

Support the classroom daily routine and meet program expectations for drop off and pick up times.

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