PARTICIPATION OF PARENTS IN THE KINDERGARTEN LIFE
Today we will talk about what forms of interaction between kindergarten and parents of pupils are most actively introduced in modern educational organizations, and how parents themselves can participate in the organization of full and harmonious development and upbringing of their baby.
Parent involvement in kindergarten life
The crazy rhythm of modern life, as well as the difficult economic situation that has developed in recent years, forces many parents to limit their participation in kindergarten life only to the fact that they bring and take their children from a preschool institution, make contributions to various funds and pay for additional classes and educational activities. As a result, specialists began to note the appearance of serious problems in the relationship between children and their parents, which have a negative impact on the emotional, somatic and intellectual development of the younger generation.
From this we can make an unambiguous conclusion: the leadership and the teaching staff of preschool institutions need to make as much effort as possible in order to establish a family dialogue with the kindergarten. And parents, in turn, need to stop playing the passive role of observers at the work of the teacher and become active participants in the kindergarten life of their children.
And today we will talk about what forms of interaction between kindergarten and parents of pupils are most actively introduced in modern educational organizations, and how parents themselves can participate in the organization of full and harmonious development and upbringing of their baby.
METHODS OF ATTRACTING PARENTS TO THE KINDERGARTEN LIFE
Recent studies have shown that attracting parents’ attention to the problems of emotional well-being, full-fledged and timely psycho-emotional development and preparing children for school as part of kindergarten classes is possible only through the use of innovative forms of work designed to ensure the most effective interaction with families, as well as the formation of systems of psychological, pedagogical, spiritual and moral support. These forms of work include:
establishing partnerships between parents and employees of the educational organization;
creating an atmosphere of unity of interests among children, parents and the teaching staff of the preschool institution;
enrichment of educational and pedagogical skills and the skills of parents;
optimization of relations between children and their parents;
openness and transparency of the educational process in the kindergarten.
The main condition for the successful creation of a single system “kindergarten – family”, where all participants in the educational process will be interesting, comfortable and useful, of course, is a thorough study of not only the abilities of each child, but also the characteristics of the relationship in his family. For this, as a rule, methods such as:
questionnaire upon admission to a preschool institution;
monitoring the behavior of the child in the group, as well as the relationship between parents and their children;
family visits by caregivers;
entering the information into the kindergarten database.
Based on the information received, the leadership and the teaching staff of the educational organization develops an individual direction and forms of work with families.
Counseling and education of parents on issues related to the upbringing and education of the child can be carried out both in the form of private conversations and in the form of innovative methods such as:
family interest clubs focused on raising the pedagogical qualifications of parents, strengthening relations between parents and their children, sharing experience on parenting, etc .;
open door days, aimed at introducing parents to the material and technical equipment of the kindergarten, the internal routine of the group and the methods of work of educators;
round-table meetings in which not only parents and educators participate, but also specialists such as a psychologist, methodologist or doctor. Such meetings allow you to comprehensively discuss various situations or problems, as well as develop new strategies for working with children or find the most effective solution to the problem.
Today, modern information technologies are actively used to attract parents to kindergarten. Many preschool institutions have their own web resource, on the pages of which parents can ask questions, share interesting stories that happened with the child at home, learn about how the baby spent time in kindergarten, etc.
HOW CAN PARENTS PARTICIPATE IN THE KINDERGARTEN LIFE?
If the kindergarten is a pre-school institution of the “old school” (that is, management and teachers do not seek to engage parents in the work of the kindergarten), and you want to actively participate in the life of the child, then you can:
help in the improvement of the group, cleaning the playground, decorating the kindergarten for the holiday or the construction of a snow castle;
make a proposal for a “parental day”