©2013 Cengage Learning.
All Rights Reserved.
What are some of the best ways to begin a
relationship?
 How can teachers support parents and children
through transition...
Initial contact between teacher, parent, and child:
Orientation
 Choosing a school: Parent’s first contact
 First encoun...


First encounter—teachers and children
◦ Home visits
◦ Letters and phone calls

First visits to classroom
 Child’s entr...
If you were planning a good beginning for children
starting in a kindergarten this year, what would be
some of the strateg...
Regressive and aggressive behaviors
 Sadness
 Anxiety (both children and parents)
 Preparing parents for separation beh...
Developing children’s trust in parents’ return
 Discussing separation experiences with families
 Providing special atten...
Good beginnings require a thoughtful plan, to
establish a working partnership with families.
 Communication must be estab...
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  1. 1. ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  2. 2. What are some of the best ways to begin a relationship?  How can teachers support parents and children through transitions to new schools?  What do you understand about separation anxiety in adults and children?  ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  3. 3. Initial contact between teacher, parent, and child: Orientation  Choosing a school: Parent’s first contact  First encounter—teachers and parents  ◦ Meeting without children ◦ Questions for parents (sample questions) ◦ Discussing separation ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  4. 4.  First encounter—teachers and children ◦ Home visits ◦ Letters and phone calls First visits to classroom  Child’s entry into a classroom  ◦ Abbreviated schedule ◦ Transition and easing-in ◦ Establishing habits of communication ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  5. 5. If you were planning a good beginning for children starting in a kindergarten this year, what would be some of the strategies to implement, and explain why?  What challenges would you expect in carrying out this plan?  ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  6. 6. Regressive and aggressive behaviors  Sadness  Anxiety (both children and parents)  Preparing parents for separation behaviors  Welcoming parents into the classroom  ◦ Parting rituals ◦ Helpful parent behaviors ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  7. 7. Developing children’s trust in parents’ return  Discussing separation experiences with families  Providing special attention to parents and children  ◦ Transitional objects ◦ Dependency ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  8. 8. Good beginnings require a thoughtful plan, to establish a working partnership with families.  Communication must be established right from the start, to help both parents and children through the period of adjustment.  ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.

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