- BEST PRACTICE IN PRE-SCHOOL SETTINGS. A REPORT ON TURN GRE...
BEST PRACTICE IN PRE-SCHOOL SETTINGS. A REPORT ON TURN GREEN PRE-SCHOOL. ILLUSTRATE YOUR ESSAY WITH SPECIFIC EXAMPLES.
This report to the management committee of Turn Green Pre-School
is intended for advice on the best practice in the management and
running of this unit in an ethnically diverse community like that
of Turn Green. The task you have on your hands as management
committee is a massive one that requires a high level of dedication
and professionalism. To the full satisfaction of your clientele,
there are some key issues I wish to bring to your attention to work
as a baseline for best practice in this setting.
A loss of role in the child's life is one major challenge
parents face the moment the child starts pre-school. Parental
involvement therefore becomes the only way of making such a worried
/ left out parent regain some relevance in what concerns his child.
It may also offer chance to a parent who may be experiencing
difficulties with his/her child by allowing them chance to share
their experiences with the professionals in the pre-school to the
benefit of both parties.
It still remains debatable as to the level to which parents
should be involved since it poses the danger of eroding the
professional role of the staff but this should not compromise the
efforts towards improved relations. A major question though
arises in relation to the importance of having personal information
concerning every single child. It may not be possible to achieve
meaningful cooperation between parent, staff and child where staff
do not have access to all the necessary information relating to the
child, yet not all parents are ready to offer this kind of
information. Likewise, you need to clearly streamline the mode of
communication between your staff and the parents since poor
communication may instead jeopardise the child/parent/staff
relationship. The multi-cultural nature of the Turn Green area also
offers an obvious communication challenge considering some parents
may not be comfortable with the English Language.