Fall is here, which means the Holidays are right around the corner. The Holidays tend to bring more family time and we wanted to take a moment to share with you a project that brought family involvement into our center.
Ms. Connie, our Lead Pre-K teacher at our Livonia-West location, created a fun fall and family project that involved scarecrows. Ms. Connie’s class has been learning all about scarecrows and she took the opportunity to involve the parents and families to join in on her lesson plan. She asked for families to work with their child at home and create a scarecrow however they would like using any type of materials. They were then asked to bring in the scarecrows so we could display them around our centers for all the children and families to see!
We are so proud of Ms. Connie for creating such a great family activity that we wanted to take a moment to share with you the benefits and importance of family involvement at early childhood centers and how it benefits children.
Benefits of Parent Involvement
Parent involvement helps extend teaching outside the classroom, creates a more positive experience for children and helps children perform better when they are in school.
It is essential for parents to support the learning that happens in childcare settings at home as well. Parents who are in tune with what is happening in their child’s classroom or child care facility are better able to establish a connection between what is learned at school and what takes place in the home. This connection is a key component of a child’s development and supports further learning.
Not only does family or parental involvement help extend teaching outside the classroom; it creates a more positive experience for children and helps children perform better when they are in school.
Here at The Learning Tree, we love partnering with our parents and involving them through our day to day activities through our Procare App and parent-teacher conferences, but when we are able to take it a little bit further and involve our families in a project, we can’t help but see all the smiles and memories being made by our families. We are so grateful to have the best LT team and families!