Partnering With Parents

A guide to exceptional teacher parent partnerships.

If we genuinely care for children then we need to genuinely care for their parents and whanau.

This means treating them with respect, kindness and empathy.

We recognise that the parent knows their child best and we do not try to take the place of the parent or think that we know best.

We reserve judgement and carefully consider and choose our words, and responses before offering them.

We see our role as a support for the child and their parent or whanau.

In this course we will be taking a in depth look at teacher parent relationships.

Some of the subjects discussed are:

How to build a relationship of respect and trust with parents and whanau.

How to create a great first impression.

Settling into a new service

Including parents and whanau in their child's learning and assessment.

Conflict management and courageous conversations

Parent Aspirations

Creating a culture where parents feel that they have a place.

Parent Care


Your Instructor

Tanya Valentin
Tanya Valentin

Tanya Valentin is a heart-led early childhood education writer and professional development facilitator and trainer. She has worked in New Zealand as an early childhood education professional for 20 years.

Tanya lives with her family in beautiful Northland, New Zealand. She is a passionate advocate for respectful teaching practices for infants, toddlers and young children as well as learning through free play. Her mission is to make a difference by advocating for children as well as championing teacher well-being. Tanya is dedicated to providing professional development that will inspire a legacy of intentional, heart-led early childhood professionals.

You can read Tanya’s blog at

Course Curriculum

  Involving Parents And Whanau In Their Child's Learning And Assessment
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  The Messy Bits - Conflict Management And Courageous Conversations.
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  Parent Aspirations
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  Creating A Culture Where Parents Feel That They Have Place.
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  Final Words
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

Thank you for enrolling in this course. I am looking forward to sharing thoughts and ideas with you about how to strengthen your relationships with parents..


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