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Parent Presentation


Antoinette Annani-Akollor Austin

Mrs. Annani-Akollor Austins
PreK Class

Hello Parents, I am Mrs. Annani-Akollor Austin and I
will like to welcome you all to Lincoln Elementary
School as we explore an exciting time in our
childrens lives as we work together to provide
them with the best possible experience as they
begin their academic journey.


As a child development specialist dealing with an
early childhood group of students, it is my duty to
positively influence the overall development of
my students.

In doing so, I need all of your help. This will be
the start of a partnership between myself and all
of you as we work to further promote growth in
our children.
Developmental Profile
Early childhood is a period of time where children
gain more control of social and emotional
They also develop thinking and reasoning skills.
This group of children begin
To integrate social, cognitive
And physical domains of
(Berk, 2013)

Developmental Stages

Shows reasonable control of pencil or marker.
Sorts objects according to color and form.
Count to 20 or more.
Vocabulary consist of 1,500 or more.
Speech is almost completely understandable.
Increases control of motor skills.
Writes numbers and letters although not always precise.
Traces around things.
Able to read some sight words.
Knows 10,000 to 14,000 words.
Able to have conversations similar to adults.
(Marotz & Allen, 2013)

Developmental Delays

Statistics show that 5% to 10% of the pediatric population has a
developmental disability with most of the cases showing delays in
language after two questionable screenings (Gaylord, Chyka, &
Lawley, 2012).

Developmental delays affect our children in altering their needs in
the learning process.

A child with a delay needs extra support to meet his or her
educational and development goals.

Should I have a student with a developmental delay, he or she will
be accommodated in order for the child to learn the same material

Dual Language Learners
Research shows that bilingual children are
cognitively advanced in that they fare better in the
areas of analytical reasoning and concept
formation. They also do better in regards to
perceiving mistakes in grammar and meaning.
Furthermore, they are able to apply phonological
awareness in one language to other languages
(Berk, 2013).

So I encourage bilingual households to promote the
use of both languages at home.

Bronfenbrenners Ecological Theory
Research has shown that the environment and relationships
present in the childs environment affects development (Berk,

The interaction between the family, the neighborhood
/community, and the school will have a direct impact on how well
the child develops and is therefore able to learn (Allen, 2007).
School, Family, & Comnumity
According to the National Education Association (2014), when
families, schools and the community collaborate to support
learning, overall, students perform better in school.

Parental support improves school attendance, students are
better able to interact with their peers, behave better, and
adjust well in the learning environment (National Education
Association , 2014).
Epsteins Model for Parental Involvement
Parenting Styles
Authoritative Parenting Style
Research has shown that children who are reared in households where the
authoritative style of parenting was employed become successful students.

The Authoritative style of parenting is a balance in both demandingness and
responsiveness. This style of parenting involves the child receiving a huge
amount of affection, and respect, while setting high expectations for the
child at the same time.

I encourage you all to stayed involved by employing a supportive home
environment that is firm yet warm and set realistic expectations according
to your childrens stage in development.
Importance of Positive Parenting
Good parenting contributes to the overall development of
children and also produces children who become valuable
members of society. The proper socialization of the child
through good parenting makes it possible for the child to
develop a positive self-concept and self-esteem. In addition,
the values learned as a result of good parenting and a healthy
home environment make it possible for the child to navigate
social situations and properly interact with other members of
society. Moreover, the values taught at home as a result of
good and supportive parenting will transfer to the school
environment in which the child is likely to behave properly
and thereby learning will take place.
(Turner & Welch, 2012).

Communication Methods
In keeping you all informed, my communication
methods will include:

Parent teacher conference
Phone calls
Classroom Website
Folders sent home Daily

As a child development professional, it is important
for me to support the developmental needs of my
students. My purpose is to prepare them for what is
academically ahead of them by providing learning
lessons that combine all areas of development. Our
partnership will enable us to bring our resources
together in ensuring that our children reach their
learning potential. Parents, with your support at
home, we will surely make this a great
developmental year for our children.

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