Creating a good relationship with your child care provider

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Creating a good relationship with your child care provider

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How can I foster a good relationship with my childcare provider? Your relationship with your childcare provider is one of the most important things for your child to have a successful time at preschool or in the provider's home. It is a relationship. Like any other relationship, it means communication, from the very beginning. When you first meet and interview the provider, or when you first go to the program and visit, you want to have the relationship beginning at that point. One of the things that happens in childcare is you're the parent, and you know the child best. But you may also be coming in with someone who may have more experience than you with more children, have had a lot of education. Don't let that intimidate you. You're a parent and you know. But you also want to respect. Like any communication piece of it, you want to make sure that you're open with your information, and that they will be open with theirs. And that's the beginning to start. And it's ongoing. And that will help with your communication with your childcare provider.

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Eileen Friscia

Child Care Specialist & Program Director of CCRCLA

Eileen Friscia is dedicated to working with families and children. She has over 30 years in the early childhood profession combined with early childhood development education, experience in program development and implementation, parent relations, strategic planning, and administration. Eileen has worked at the Child Care Resource Center for the past 17 years and has participated on many local, county and statewide workgroups and committees.

 

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