Families are one of UNOW’s greatest assets. Families come with many talents, ideas and most importantly have the best interest of their children in their hearts and minds. UNOW builds partnerships with families at all levels of the organization knowing that something bigger and better comes from the strengths of everyone working together to the benefit of all children. No one knows their child better than the child’s family. For this reason the partnership between parents and teachers is essential to providing the best experience for children at UNOW. UNOW’s generous teacher ratios enable teachers to find time within the work day to step out of the classroom to contact families or be available for schedule meetings with families during the day. A good partnership begins with good communication, trust and mutual respect. The following communication channels and opportunities for family engagement are in place to promote a thriving partnership.