Play & Learn

An Open Letter to Parents from a Preschool Teacher

ByKat LopezMarch 3, 2023
asian teacher with preschoolers
Dear Parents,
We’re almost at the tail-end of the school year and as much as it brings me profound joy to see my preschoolers move up to the next level, I also feel a twinge of sadness knowing that they’ll soon leave my class and probably forget me and our shared memories probably three or five years down the road. Maybe even earlier, who knows! It’s bittersweet, but I would not trade my experiences as a preschool teacher for anything. Here’s why:
As a preschool teacher, I have the privilege of working with your kids during some of the most formative years of their lives. It is a role that I take very seriously and one that brings me immense joy and fulfillment.
People often ask me why I chose to teach young children, and my answer is simple: there is nothing more rewarding than seeing a child's face light up when they learn something new or achieve a goal they've been working towards. Every circle time is magical and every day is a different adventure, and I love that! It is an incredible feeling to know that I have played a small part in helping to shape their early years and set them on a path toward success.
I love teaching your children because they are full of wonder and curiosity. Everything is new and exciting to them, and they are eager to explore and learn about the world around them. Their enthusiasm and energy are infectious, and it inspires me to come up with creative and engaging ways to help them learn and grow.
Working with kids also allows me to witness the incredible growth and development that takes place during these early years. It is amazing to see how much they change and evolved in such a short period of time. From learning to hold a pencil and walk to mastering complex social skills, every milestone they reach is a reason to celebrate.
But perhaps the most rewarding part of teaching young children is the relationships that I am able to form with them and their families. Watching their faces light up when they see me in the morning or hearing them call out my name with excitement is a reminder of the impact that I am having on their lives. I would always go home with crumpled notes in my pocket with unintelligible doodles and words. One time, it was “I lav yu tiser (I love teacher)”. There was also a time when a student whispered to me, “you are the kindest human being in the world.” I almost teared up.
All I want to say really is— thank you for entrusting me with your children during these precious early years. It is both an honor and a privilege to be a part of their journey, and I am grateful for the opportunity to make a difference in their lives.
Your Child’s Preschool Teacher
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