The world of education has its own language. Your child’s teacher may use terms that are well known in the school setting but may be new and confusing for parents.

Parents should always feel comfortable asking their child’s teacher or principal to explain or define any unfamiliar terms. But knowing some basic terms can help you play an active role in your child’s education.

Take a look at 12 Teacher Terms Demystified from NAEYC for a list of commonly used early childhood terms, and their meanings, and what it means for you and your child’s education.

For more tips on your parenting journey check out our Parenting page, and for more information about local school resources head to our Child care and School page