Parent Teacher Conferences
How to Prepare & Questions to Ask
HALF DAY REMINDER
No lunch is served on half days. Be sure to send a snack.
Preparing for Your Conference
Be on time.
Plan ahead: E-mail any concerns to the teacher in advance if you would like. This helps to ensure a thorough, thoughtful response.
Create a list: Make a written list of your main questions and concerns. If you run out of time, ask that any unaddressed items or concerns be responded to by e-mail or in a follow up meeting.
Prioritize: Because time is limited, try to prioritize what is on top of your list to address with the teacher. Also, take notes during the meeting.
Know the plan: Make sure you leave the meeting knowing the next steps that you and the teacher will take to help your child succeed.
Respect time and schedule: If you run out of conference time, reach out to schedule a follow-up meeting to address concerns that still need to be discussed.
Questions You May Want to Ask During Your Conference
Is my child reacting appropriately to various situations (happy, sad, frustrated, empathetic, etc.)?
BehavioralHow does my child respond to classroom rules and routines?
PlayDoes my child engage in play? What is their favorite play activity?
What does my child enjoy most in the classroom?
CognitiveHow is my child progressing cognitively (learning)?
Self-HelpHow are my child’s self-help and independence skills? (washing hands, eating and cleaning up lunch, etc.)?
DevelopmentDo you have any advice for [potty training, positive behavior guidance, etc.]?
CommunicationIn what areas does data show my child needs support?