Caregiver Communications

Caregiver Communications – Broyer

Communications Plan – Caregiver Communications

CAREGIVER COMMUNICATIONS:

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Parental and family involvement remains a key element supporting learner growth inside and outside the classroom. Ensuring multiple communication avenues, I invite caregivers to participate in structured on-site and digital conferences. I use a variety of technology platforms and tools to provide updates, class newsletters, and one-to-one communications. Also, for families who do not possess reliable internet and technology access, I offer printed newsletters, set reasonable time frames to discuss student concerns, and provide personalized notes explaining positive achievements. Furthermore, to enhance relationships, I encourage parental involvement through classroom volunteering, community events, and extracurricular activities.

CAREGIVER COMMUNICATIONS PLAN:

When examining my primary caregiver communication plan, I take into consideration the location of the school district (e.g., rural or urban), socio-economic status, reliable internet access, technological capabilities, and parent/caregiver demographic data. However, my goal is to build face-to-face relationships and follow-up additional communication through a variety of print and digital platforms. Thus, I develop a parent caregiver communication plan to support a wide range of caregiver needs and accessibility.

Additionally, I believe in communicating with caregivers consistently and often. Below, I provide purposeful communication examples followed by implementation strategies. When communicating with caregivers, I strictly abide by the Family Educational Right and Privacy Act (FERPA) laws and Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) when choosing appropriate teacher-caregiver communication.

Moreover, I believe the most critical aspect regarding teacher-caregiver communication is listening. One of my many strengths and character traits is listing and observing. Also, I feel creating trust-based relationships requires listening to caregivers and developing a co-accountability system for their child’s success. Thus, it remains essential I actively listen to family concerns and discussions to assist
each student during their learning journey.

“Real parent engagement means establishing meaningful ways for parents to be partners in their children’s public education from the beginning.” ~ Randi Weingarten