On occasion, we will provide families with good questions to ask preschool teachers. We hope that not only families, but also that teachers and preschool centers will find these to be helpful. Teachers can send these questions home in advance of conferences or home visits. They can also use them as a guide when preparing remarks for conference time. These are just a few of many helpful discussion topics. Stay tuned for more!
Good Questions for Families to Ask:
Can you tell me how my child gets along with other children? Does my child play with other children or next to other children?
What is my child’s favorite activity?
What does my child like to do when you play outdoors?
How does my child respond when you give directions? (In other words, can my child follow 2 or 3 step directions?)
Does my child look at books?
Does my child know how to hold a book properly?
Does my child listen to a story when you read aloud?
Families Helping at Home:
Can you tell me 2 things I can do at home to help my child listen to directions better?
I know that reading to my child at home is important. Can you suggest good books for me to read?
Head Start – II. A, B, C; IV. A; VII. A.
NAEYC – 2B; 2E