Class 1 Discussion – Fair or Equal?
Initial Post: When making accommodations for children with exceptional needs, concern can arise as to whether the accommodations and adaptations are “fair” for the other children in the setting and that instead everything should be “equal.” Knowing what you know now about supporting children and families with exceptional needs, what are your thoughts on “fair” or “equal”? Has your perspective changed since beginning this course? If yes, what has changed? If not, why do you think this is?
Class 2 Discussion – More than “Babysitters”
We have discussed characteristics of the early childhood workforce, opportunities in early childhood education and early childhood professional development systems. Now, let’s focus on:
HOW do we continue to professionalize the early childhood education field? Why shouldn’t we be considered “babysitters”?
For your initial post, address the following:
- What is “babysitting”?
- Why are early childcare educators professional?
- What do we need to do to increase the professionalism of the early childhood field?
- Why is professionalizing the ECE field so important?
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