Strategies: Contact

Use your contact with Teacher and Caregivers, or Program Coordinators to collect some basic information about your student:

  • The student's name and age
  • The student's first language and country of origin
  • Information the teacher would like to share about the student's prior educational experiences
  • Information the student would like to share about the student's social interactions with other children, and about the best situations in which they learn.
  • The student's place of birth
  • When did the student arrive in the country?
  • How long has the student been in school in this country, in his or her country of origin?
  • Do caregivers teach the student songs or poems in his or her first language?
  • Do they read to the student in his or her first language?
  • Does the student have books in his or her first language?
  • What general topics have been covered in the student's class so far?