Children spend a lot of their day with us, so it is important that they feel comfortable and happy.
To get to know themselves, others and their worlds, they need to feel safe and confident. Creating rich, stimulating, engaging environments for them to explore will ensure that they are active participants in their own learning.
Relationships between families and child-care educators
-Trust and consistency between families and educators is important in establishing and settling into new routines.
-Parents have personal knowledge about their children that is essential to educators when planning and documenting learning experiences.
-Children’s learning can be extended from the home to the child-care setting.
-Both can celebrate and acknowledge the child's individual strengths.
-Parents can feel supported and reassured in knowing that their own cultural identity is being supported/extended in the child-care setting.