Building Trusting Relationships with Families

2020 and 2021 have presented us with many challenges, due to Covid-19. Although each of our challenges have been unique to our learning communities, there are some that are faced by many learning services all over the world. We caught up with Nicola and Dan from The Learning Enrichment Foundation in Toronto, to hear about the biggest challenges faced by their organization. They share some really valuable ways that Storypark has helped them navigate the changes the pandemic has forced upon us.

One of the most difficult issues has been families being unable to come into their children’s centres. Building trusting relationships with families is important and for some children who have been away from their centre and who are used to parents coming in at drop off and pick up times, it makes it a lot harder for them to settle into their day. Naturally, educators want to comfort children when they are unsettled, but now they can’t do this in the way they usually do.

Despite these challenges, the teams at LEF have worked on some amazing ways to continue to work closely with children and their families during the pandemic. And technology plays a big part in bridging these gaps!

Check out what Dan and Nicola from LEF share, about the way they have navigated the changes that COVID-19 has forced upon us.

 

Want to hear more about how Storypark can help you connect with families and build stronger relationships?

 

Posted by Sonya McIntyre

Sonya was born in Lower Hutt and went to Rata Street Kindergarten and Petone Kindergarten. A qualified ECE, she studied at Victoria University in Wellington and has worked with home-based educators, in community-based childcare and in kindergarten. With childhood memories of reading books and writing stories, combined with her passion for all things social media, Sonya segued into her role with us at Storypark as social media manager.


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