Teachers and Parents Role in Child Development

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With corporate jobs getting busier, parenting is becoming more and more intricate. The juggle between the corporate life and parenthood is getting intense resulting into lesser quality time for the child’s overall development.
By enrolling in the best preschool, parents assure that their child is taken care of, but the responsibility doesn’t end there alone. Trust and mutual understanding needs to be built between the teachers at the preschool and the parent for the child to do remarkably well in his/her holistic development.
Child development is extremely crucial as it decides the personality, behavior and the attitude that the child will be inculcating for the years to come. For a toddler, developing skills in several different areas are extremely important. Some of them are listed as below.

  • Gross motor: Activities include sitting, standing, walking, running, keeping balance, and changing positions suing large body muscles
  • Fine motor skills: Using hands to eat, draw, dress, play, and write, involvement of hand-eye coordination. All these skills use the small muscles in the hands and fingers.
  • Language: Speaking, using body language and gestures, and understanding what others say.
  • Cognitive: These are thinking skills—learning, understanding, problem-solving, reasoning, and remembering.
  • Social: Connecting and having relationships with others, cooperating, and responding to the feelings of others.

To gain the hold of the above skills parents and teachers need to work in a synchronization. 
Role of teachers and parents in child development:
Parents are the first mentors to the child where as teachers represent role models beyond those provided by parents. They add knowledge and different point of view to the learnings of the toddler enabling them to understand multiple situations and habits even better and in a playful manner.
A recent survey of University of Missouri-Columbia has concluded with findings that
“If a teacher has a good relationship with a student’s parents or perceives that those parents are positively engaged in their child’s education, that teacher may be more likely to give extra attention or go the extra mile for that student. If the same teacher perceives another child’s parents to be uninvolved or to have a negative influence on the child’s education, it likely will affect how the teacher interacts with both the child and the parent.”
Support and Cooperativeness from parents towards teacher has the remarkable effect on the child and he/she grows a positive attitude towards learning.
At Iris Florets, the preschool teachers are trained to spot any learning problems and to work with counselors and parents in conjunction to provide any assistance your child may need for educational success.