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INTERCULTURAL EXPERIENCES: PARENT-EDUCATOR PARTNERSHIP SOLUTIONS

It is important for an educator to understand that their role is not limited to the hours spent in direct contact with a child. Their relationship with the family is a vital tool to not only further the educational and developmental opportunities for the child but to ensure they have the best opportunity to thrive. Forming positive relationships with parents who have varying expectations, goals, prior experiences and pre-conceived notions presents a range of challenges but the following aims to give the tools to work as a team with the child’s best interests in mind (Webster, 2007).