Building Positive Teacher-Child Relationships

SonShine Learning CenterStaff Resources

  • Engage in one-to-one interactions with children
  • Get on the child’s level for face-to-face interactions
  • Use a pleasant, calm voice and simple language
  • Provide warm, responsive physical contact
  • Follow the child’s lead and interest during play
  • Help children understand classroom expectations
  • Redirect children when they engage in challenging behavior
  • Listen to children and encourage them to listen to others
  • Acknowledge children for their accomplishments and effort