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ERIC Number: EJ1054166
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1054-0040
The Home Visit: Creating Connections & Building Relationships with Parents
Patton, Melody
Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, v27 n1 p42-44 Spr 2015
One of the most important things teachers do is to create relationships and connections with the children and parents with whom they work. The strength of the individual relationships teachers have with parents and children affects the daily interactions with them and can act as a foundation later if difficult situations arise. Home visits (for Infant & Toddler Early Childhood and perhaps Lower Elementary levels) are a great way for teachers to create an initial connection with a child and his family. The teacher should be prepared to answer any questions the parents may have about Montessori, the school's specific program, or logistics for starting school. By allowing parents time to talk about their child (which every parent loves to do!) and by being open to their questions and concerns, the teacher is establishing a critical connection with parents and earning their trust. A sample home visit letter is included in the article.
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