According to the Kindergarten Act, kindergartens should work in cooperation and close agreement with the home to safeguard the children’s needs for care and play, and promote learning and formative education as a basis for their all-round development. To ensure such cooperation with the home, every kindergarten should have a parents’ committee and a co-ordinating committee.
97 per cent of kindergartens conduct informal parent-teacher conferences at least twice a year (see Table 1.4). 78 per cent of kindergartens also hold formal parents’ meetings at least twice a year (Haugset et al. 2015).
Table 1.4 Parent involving activitities in kindergartens. 2002–2015. Per cent.
Source: Gulbrandsen and Eliassen 2013 and Haugset et al. 2015