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The Perfect Conference

It is almost that time of year again when parents arrive at school for that very first sit-down with their child’s teacher. For some it is a little nerve racking as they try to imagine what the teacher might say about how 'Joey' shares toys, receives circle time, or obliges his teacher when it is time to clean up. For the teacher, it can be a bit overwhelming as she tries to convey the myriad of activities, conversations, social /play negotiations, and learning that transpire in a typical LANK day.

Many years ago I ran a home based preschool in my basement. At the beginning of the school year I usually handed parents a “what to expect from me” sheet of paper. Some of the items on the expectation list were: timeliness, respectful tone, can-do attitude, optimism, thoughtfulness. I also created a list of expectations for my parents. Some of the items on their list were timeliness, respectful tone, can-do attitude, optimism, thoughtfulness.

As our LANK teachers prepare for conferences, I like to recall the “expectation” list as it perfectly conveys how teachers and parents want the very same things from and for each other. Likewise, we feel strongly that our aspirations for your little ones are closely aligned to yours. When you visit on November 7th, please know that we consider you close partners with goals and expectations that mirror our own.

We are very much looking forward to sharing with you on November 7th!


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