Step 1: Dilemma
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.
Watch the video’s here. If the link does not work, http://community.fpg.unc.edu/connect-modules/learners/module-2/step-1
Video 2.1: The teacher’s viewpoint
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.
Video 2.2: The family’s viewpoint
Rosemary, the mother of Tamiya who is a two year old girl turning three with developmental delays, shares her view on the upcoming transition of her daughter into a childcare program.
answer questions after viewing the videos
Then in your own words, describe the dilemma in two ways:
- the particular challenge/dilemma the teacher faces in her classroom when accepting Tamiya
- the particular challenge/dilemma the family faces in their lives when putting Tamiya at that school