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Conferencing with Parents

5 Clock Hours / 0.5 CEUs

Conferencing with Parents

Conferencing with Parents Course Description: 

This course applies to children of all ages. 

Effective parent communication systems are critical to all child care programs. Parents need both daily information about their children's routine and development and formal communication sessions. Learn to plan and conduct productive conferences, group meetings, and home visits with parents and maintain a positive relationship with parents. This course includes sample conference preparation, agendas, attendance improvement suggestions, and many helpful tips and guidelines for better meetings with parents. See the course topics listed below for more information on what is covered.


Learning Outcomes:
 After completing Conferencing with Parents you will be able to explain the value of group meetings, home visits, teacher-parent and teacher-parent-child conferences; identify components of productive group meetings, home visits, teacher-parent and teacher-parent-child conferences; and identify methods to engage parents, including those from other cultures.

Course Formats
Course IDCourse FormatCourse LanguageClock HoursIACET CEUsQuantityTuition 
CWP-13N9 CourseBook English50.5 $34.00
CWP-23N9 Online Course English50.5 $34.00

Please note: You need only ONE of the formats listed above. Choose either CourseBook OR Online Course format.

NAC: The NECPA Commission, Inc. has approved this educational program as meeting the criteria for continuing education for the National Administrator Credential.

Topics Covered in Conferencing with Parents:

  • Benefits of teacher-parent conferences 
  • How to plan and conduct productive teacher-parent conferences
  • The value of having group meetings for parents
  • How to plan and conduct parent group meetings
  • Some reasons why parent meetings may not be well attended
  • The value of home visits
  • How to plan and conduct productive home visits

Prerequisites: Must be able to fluently read and write English.

Instructional methodology: Read written material; view videos; listen to audio segments.

Assessment methods: Multiple choice quiz and written assignments.

Comments on Conferencing with Parents:

I am so appreciative of being able to get my hours [Conferencing with Parents, Nutrition for Young Children, Nurturing Children's Self-Esteem] through Care Courses.  I like to order the books because that allows me to work on them at my convenience.. I don't have the time to commit to online and this suits my time and daycare.  Thanks for your care.  - Geneva, New York

I received everything in a timely fashion and really liked the Conferencing with Parents course.  I will be able to draw from the course some great information on how to prepare myself better for future conferences with parents. Thank you, every course I have taken has been very informative and I am pleased with how quickly it is done. Thank you again! - Methuen, Massachusetts

Course completion deadline: This training expires 12 months from the date of purchase. Courses must be successfully completed by their expiration date in order for the student to receive a certificate.
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Care Courses currently offers over 60 professional development courses and one non-credit training tutorial on the CDA process. All courses offer clock hours and an official online certificate of completion. The free CDA tutorial does not offer clock hours or a certificate.

Care Courses' course tuition entitles one person to receive the clock hours granted by a course upon successful completion.  Bundle pricing covers tuition for all the courses included in a bundle.

To receive the CEUs and Clock Hours for a course, you must adhere to and sign our honor code, follow directions on written assignments and show comprehension of the course content. You must make 70% or better on all course quizzes. Less than 70% will result in trainer review and evaluation. If review indicates the need for discussion, you will be informed that you must speak with a trainer. You will be given a second chance to make 70% or better. Should you fail to do so, you will receive a letter indicating that you did not pass the course and may not retake the course for 12 months.

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