Effective Parent Communication

by Audrey Rowland MS, MBA

The role of the parent is to advocate for their child. This advocacy can come in many forms and can sometimes generate conflict between caregivers, teachers, and parents. In this session, we will discuss the important role of parents, how to respond appropriately to inappropriate parents, and how to develop effective partnerships where both parties are respected and actively working for the good of the child.

What's included?

  • PowerPoint Presentation
  • Certificate of Completion

Learning Objectives

  1. Define the role of the parent and the provider
  2. Summarize the process for creating a strong partnership
  3. Generate appropriate responses to difficult parent interactions

Course Requirement

This course provides 1.0  hours of professional development for early childhood educators.

Participants are required to view the complete virtual training and complete the quiz. Participants must receive a score of 80% or higher to receive credit for this course.  

Course certificates are emailed upon successful completion of the full training and quiz.

Meet the instructor

Audrey Rowland

Audrey Rowland has over 15 years of experience as an early childhood professional. Drawing from her expertise as a teacher and administrator, Audrey creates resources and provides professional development for early educators, administrators, parents, and policy-makers.

Audrey is grounded in theory and practice that emphasizes developmentally appropriate practice and high-quality early education. She provides a number of content areas with a focus on classroom implementation. She is an engaging speaker and trainer, translating information into application and inspiring teachers and professionals.

Audrey earned a MS from the University of North Texas in Child Development and Family Studies and a MBA from Texas Woman’s University. Audrey is a Master Trainer with the Texas Early Childhood Professional Development System (#1743)
Patrick Jones - Course author