ISOTIS researcher Melissa Be (Utrecht University) addresses the interviews with parents conducted by our team in the Early Years Blog.
Melissa Be highlights that in the Netherlands, and many other countries, there is increasing attention regarding the cooperation between (pre-) school and parents, since it influences school performance, work attitude, social-emotional functioning and the well-being of a child.
Based on the interviews with parents conducted in the scope of ISOTIS, Melissa Be presents recommendations for promoting cooperation between (pre-) school and parents, namely:
- Investing in one-to-one contact with the parents.
- Showing interest and taking initiative in communication with the parent.
- Sharing positive experiences and expressing positive expectations about the child (and the parent).
- Creating a meeting place within the school in which parents can come into contact with each other.
Find the full blog post in Dutch: http://www.isotis.org/blog/2018/11/26/ik-kan-altijd-terecht/