Communication and Early Childhood Educators Essay
Communication has always been a skill to acquire in early childhood education, but now emphasis is on how communication has become the most important skill an educator can hold. As stated previously, research has shown that educators with a positive relationship with parents, the child will succeed more effectively in education and life. (Laparo, M., et al. 2003; Ashton 2008; Cheatham 2009). Educators form relationships with families and children by exchanging ideas and information. This is conveyed in many ways, written, verbal and non verbally.
Educators make the parents feel welcome and trusting in the early childhood environment by using effective communication, listening to the parent speak about the child, welcoming them into the room with a smile, allowing them to feel more confident and ultimately trust the educator. Once educators build this trust they need to maintain it by being clear and concise on how they convey messages about the child. If communication is not clear it leads the way