Early Education Must Be Inclusive for All
My daughter has bilateral sensorineural mild-moderate hearing loss. She is also only Spanish speaking. It has been a challenge, and a fight every step of the way with the district understanding her and many other kids should be placed properly in a duo language class where they can equally participate. I'm grateful that I got to be there for my daughter through remote learning. If I had not seen the way she was being taught, I would never have understood any of what was being done, and how that related to her attitude. I saw my daughter struggle, as so many of her Spanish speaking peers, parents only communicating with the aide because that is all there is.Maybe it's not everyone's experience, but since I can remember I was told to trust the teachers, trust the system, that they would always have a child's best interest. That isn't always the case. If so much emphasis is being put into Early Childhood Education, maybe it should be delivered accordingly with the same respect as k-12 understanding not every child has the same needs, not every child will fit in the same boxes. The goal is to have our babies succeed.