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Communication

Staff must treat parents and children with the utmost respect. They should take time to answer parents’ questions, but never discuss a child in front of that child to the parents. Discussing children’s behavior with parents is the job of the lead teacher. Communication among staff is essential however. Staff should share things about children without violating their self-respect.  Staff members should work together with all staff to solve problems internally, keeping teachers informed.

If a parent or someone else asks a staff member a question he or she does not know the answer to, he or she must say so and assure the person that he or she will find out the answer or that someone who does know will get in touch with them. Staff must not make up answers that they think are correct; they should find out for sure.

 

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