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Building a strong relationship and partnership with families of young children is important. This course will provide educators with an overview of the varying types and models of parent-teacher relationships in the early years and identify the complexities of today’s families. Practical strategies and effective communication styles will be introduced to help educators develop their skills toward building a strong parent-teacher partnership. 

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, learners will be able to:

  • demonstrate respect for families in an inclusive preschool setting, with various cultural values and parenting styles; 
  • work in partnership with families for a common goal, i.e., their children’s learning and development; 
  • adopt positive and effective communication styles in daily work with families to build strong relationships and partnerships; and
  • identify community services and resources available for families in need.

Entry Requirements

This course is for individuals who meet the following criteria: 

  • Have completed an ECDA-recognised certificate or diploma in early childhood care and education.

  • Be ECDA-certified as an EY1/EY2/L1/L2 teacher.

  • Currently employed in a childcare centre registered or licensed with ECDA.

Upon Graduation

Upon completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Attainment from the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA).

Course Schedule

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15 hours

28 Nov 2023: 9am to 5.30pm; 30 Nov 2023: 9am to 5.30pm




Please note:

  • Course schedule and venue are subject to changes. NIEC reserves the right to reschedule/cancel any programme and amend information without prior notice.
  • Classes will only commence if the minimum class size is met. A confirmation email will be sent to you at least 3 weeks before course commencement.

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Ms Tan Chu Yun

Phone: 6887 9579 (Mon - Fri, 9am - 4pm)