At Arden Early Learning, we believe strong partnerships between parents and educators are crucial for a child’s development. Parent-educator meetings are key moments to build these connections, but sometimes it can feel overwhelming to know what to ask or discuss. Worry not! We’ve put together a guide to help you make the most of these valuable times.

Opening the Conversation:

  • Start with praise: Acknowledge your child’s strengths and positive learning moments. Let the educator know what you appreciate about their work.
  • Ask about your child’s social and emotional development: How are they interacting with peers? Are they comfortable expressing themselves?
  • Discuss academic progress: Understand how your child is learning and where they might need extra support.

Deeper Dive:

  • Explore learning strategies: Ask about the curriculum and how it’s tailored to your child’s individual needs. Understand how you can support their learning at home.
  • Discuss concerns and challenges: Be open about any worries you have about your child’s behaviour, development, or learning. Work together with the educator to find solutions.
  • Talk about communication: Establish clear lines of communication for ongoing updates and information sharing. Discuss preferred methods, like emails, calls, or apps.


  • These meetings are a two-way street: Share your observations and insights about your child at home.
  • Focus on collaboration: Work together with the educator to create a consistent and supportive learning environment for your child.
  • Ask follow-up questions: Don’t hesitate to clarify anything you don’t understand. Open communication is key.

At Arden, we’re here to support you every step of the way! We encourage you to reach out to your child’s educator with any questions or concerns you may have. Let’s work together to make your child’s time at Arden Early Learning the best it can be!