In Step 1 you will hear and read about two perspectives on a practice dilemma. The dilemma is about a child’s transition to preschool viewed through the eyes of both the family and the receiving teacher.
Meet Melanie A. She is a teacher in an NAEYC accredited program that serves children two through five years of age. Melanie’s program is a small (two classrooms) full-day child care center. Melanie just learned that Tamiya, a three-year-old with multiple developmental delays will be joining her class of 12 other children next month.
Melanie A., a teacher in a community-based childcare program shares a dilemma about the transition of Tamiya, a two year old girl turning three with developmental delays, joining her classroom. (running time: 1 min. 55 sec.)
Rosemary, the mother of Tamiya, a two year old girl turning three with developmental delays shares her view on the upcoming transition of her daughter into a childcare program. (running time: 2 min. 27 sec.)
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