Resources on Early Learning
Observing Your Child in Preschool
Parents often are invited to observe their children in a preschool classroom. Sometimes, a teacher wants a parent to observe because a child is having some difficulty. Some programs let parents visit and watch their children any time. Many parents wonder how to get the most out of watching their children in the classroom. Here are parent-tested hints for observing children in preschool.
Talk to the teacher about when to observe your child.
Let your child know that you will be at school.
Make a list of questions ahead of time.
Stay focused on your child while you observe!
Follow up after your observation.
To learn more about observing in your child’s classroom, visit these Web sites: