Welcome to the Introduction to Module 3!
Parents are their children's first educators and they know more about their child than anyone else. For example, they know what makes them happy or sad, what is difficult for them or what they enjoy.
This module will help you understand the importance of building relationships with parents so that you can provide the best care for their children. It will also provide you with some suggestions to help you improve your communication with parents.
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Terms from the Field
Below are words and definitions that you may need when you work as a Family Child Care Provider. You will learn more about these words later in the module.
When you see the speaker after each of the definitions you can hear the pronunciation of the term and what it means.
drop off - Drop off is a time when parents bring their children at the beginning of their day.
pick up - Pick up is a time when parents take their children home at the end of their day.
parent involvement - Parent involvement is when a family child care provider designs activities to include parents in your program and their child's away from home experiences. The family project activities at the end of each module are examples.
partnership - A partnership is when two people work together. An example is when a parent and a family child care provider meet to develop a plan to help a child play more cooperatively.
self-esteem - Self-esteem is when a child has good feelings about him or herself and the things he or she is able to do.
If you find other words that you don't understand, you can do two things :