Let’s face it, things look a lot different in 2021 than they have in the past. There is an eagerness to return to the way things were, without social distancing, masks, and restrictions on gatherings. Despite all of the changes, the importance of family communication and engagement is as important as ever.

End-of-year family-teacher conferences are a great way for programs to boost family engagement. They are also essential for supporting children’s growth and development. These conversations can strengthen relationships between families and teachers, families and children, and teachers and children. During conferences, plans can be made to discuss progress, address concerns, and plan for transitions. It is also a good time to share resources and strategies to create consistency between school and home.

This year, conferences may look and feel a bit different, especially if conferences are being held virtually. This month’s newsletter will explore steps that can be taken before, during, and after conferences to ensure that they are valuable and productive for everyone involved.

For the article Things to Do Before Conferences, CLICK HERE

For the article Things to Do During Conferences, CLICK HERE

For the article Things to Do After Conferences, CLICK HERE

For the article Director’s Corner: Supporting the Process, CLICK HERE