Parents in the classroom
October 8, 2008 5:18pm CST
I'm a preschool teacher and I am taking my CDA class. Last night in the CDA class we were talking about getting families involved in their child's education. I'm all for that. One of the suggestions was to have a parent come in and volunteer to do an activity or help out in a center (play area). I'm not so sure that would work. Does it work? Does it cause more problems or help them? What kind of things would parents be willing to do? I'd love your input!
• United States
8 Oct 08
I think with the right push it can be nice to have the parent come in and do an activity. One, the children will love that a new face is in the classroom. Children will want to go to them and see what they have going on. I also know, that inviting parents in for an evening to go through a 'normal day' after all the kids are gone can make them see what it's like to be their child at the center and that will want to make them get more involved. I haven't actually seen the parents get involved with centers myself, although I have been in and out of many centers. I have seen them come in and do other things however.