KidsMatter, the National Quality Standard and the Early Years Learning Framework all recognise that:
- Children do not grow up in isolation.
- Parents and carers are the most important people in a child's life.
- Educators and staff in early childhood education and care services are highly significant.
- Some children may be involved with health or community professionals who are also significant.
- Many adults have an influence on a child's life so coordinating these efforts is valuable.
- Positive outcomes are more likely to be achieved when effective partnerships exist between the adults important to the child.
Partnerships and working together ... commonly asked questions
What is a partnership?
What does working together mean?
How do families and early childhood educators develop partnerships?
How can families get to know each other and why is it important?
Where can I find information about parenting?
Are there any suggestions for how families and staff can work together?
Where can I get further information about working together?
Where else could I find further information about building partnerships?
Communication between families and staff ... commonly asked questions
Good communication between families and early childhood education and care staff helps a child feel like they belong and are well cared for.
Sharing information about children’s interests, family background and daily experiences creates a common understanding about the child.
What does effective communication mean?
How can we further develop ways to communicate effectively?
Are there any tips for positive communication ?
Where can I find further information about effective communication?