"Work together with your child on a scrapbook featuring family
photos. Keeping it at school offers a piece of home when your
child's blue, or just to share with friends.
A quick note tucked into your child's lunch box can become
an important event, first when your child recognizes his name, and
again when he rushes to a teacher to read it to him."
Ziomara Perez teaches preschool at Nettelhorst School
and is the winner of a 2011 Kohl McCormick Early Childhood Teaching
"Meet with your child's teacher at the beginning of the year;
find out their expectations and how you can participate in your
If you can't volunteer during the day, help set up/clean
up an afterschool event, put homework packets together over the
weekend, record yourself reading a book for the listening center,
Nicole J. Gorton teaches preschool and kindergarten
special education at Ortiz de Dominguez and is the winner of a 2011
Kohl McCormick Early Childhood Teaching Award.