Read the "The Best Possible Care", an article by Julie Powers
about developing a positive relationship with your child care provider:http://www.parentguidenews.com/Catalog/Toddler/TheBestCarePossible/
The National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) recommends:
- Have parent-caregiver meetings regularly, and ask questions.
- Offer to volunteer time when needed, like participating in clean up days, fixing broken toys.
- Be there for your child's birthday party.
- Visit your child at child care and read a book aloud.
- Join in special events, like field trips, Career Day, Black History Month, or other holidays.
Even if you can't get time off from work during the day, you can still check in at drop-off and pick-up times. Ask the caregiver how things are going, and how your child is doing.
Visiting and participating in events in your child's program sends a strong message. It tells your child and your child's caregiver that you know that what your child is doing and learning is important.