I would like to say that I agree with the presenters tonight regarding our expertise as early child care professionals. However, parents area always the child’s first teacher and it’s important that we connect with them so that we can better understand the culture of the family and the thinking of that particular child. Even though I have a degree in early childhood it is the parent that always provides that “ah ha” moment with regard to a child’s behavior or tendencies. We should never discount the connection between family and child.