During the day we use an App called Brightwheel to communicate the routine parts of the day, meals, diaper changes, naps, as well as send a couple pictures.
There’s also a blog for group pictures, and cute stories from the week.
The teachers are available for two parent/teacher conferences throughout the year, scheduled individually and generally held during the last half hour of the day.
Parents are always welcome to call/email/message or talk in person at pick up and drop off. Communication is hard when all the adult are busy, but coordinating care, and discussing the little people we share responsibility for is a priority for responsive caregiving.
We balance the commitment to communication, with the never ending attempt to minimize the appearance of screens in the classroom…