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Communicating with your Provider

You and your caregiver are partners in caring for your child. It's very important to everyone—you, your child and the caregiver—that you communicate regularly with one another. Ongoing communication can help you feel more involved with your child's care and help build a solid, trusting relationship.

WHAT YOU CAN DO
  • Share changes in your child's eating, napping or toileting habits; changes in mood; likes and dislikes.
  • Report significant family changes, such as a new pet, moving to a new home or a visitor.
  • Ask how your child is doing in the program.
  • Abide by your caregiver's policies.
  • Show appreciation by expressing thanks, writing a note, bringing a treat, volunteering to help, etc.
WHAT THE CAREGIVER CAN DO
  • Discuss changes in your child's eating, napping or toileting habits; changes in mood; likes and dislikes.
  • Report issues with other children in a way that respects the privacy of other families and provide positive suggestions for action.
  • Introduce new children in the group.
  • Keep you informed regarding contagious illnesses.
  • Update you on program changes such as staff or schedule.
  • Inform you of new activities.