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Who is in need of childcare service, regardless of health,learning, or developmental challenges

I am a freshman studying Early Childhood Education as Illinois State University, currently home doing online classes. I have always loved spending time with children. I have nannying experience with mainly infants and toddlers. The children I have cared for have had health, development and learning challenges that I have learned to aide with. #education

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Jane’s Answer

Any parent that is not able to stay home to raise their children may need childcare service. As a nanny, it is always a good idea to discuss with the parent(s) you serve any health, development, or learning challenges you feel the child needs, based on your experience. Be aware, not all parents will be open to these observations. We cannot mandate childcare services for anyone just because we think the child needs public service. We live in a free society that lets parents have ultimate responsibility for providing for the child's health, development, and learning needs. Let the socialists mandate childcare services for all regardless of health, development, and learning challenges. Perhaps you're not asking the right question. What is it that you want to do with an Early Childhood Education? Teach? Open a day care? I'm glad you love spending time with children. I do too. I think you must be very perceptive to identify health, developmental, and learning challenges regarding the children you have worked with. It is also a great plus to be able to help them. Don't let your "education" take that away from you. Keep your focus on helping children and not on the money.

Jane recommends the following next steps:

Determine your goal with your Early Childhood Education. What do you see yourself doing in five years?
Besides getting your degree, what other steps do you need to take to reach that goal?

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David’s Answer

I would recommend before making any further decision or learning to first ask a professional advice and then let the parent knows, first build a case study for yourself to learn about the development of your children, secondly if you have taken some course work I would recommend looking into some textbook on early childhood development, early development learning, development disabilities, and etc. involve with both psychology, disability, education and more. If you do want to pursue in this field, I recommend shadowing or volunteering in the area so you can see more and more different from one to another of the child development or early development as well learning habits.

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Patricia R’s Answer


As I read your question, I was ready to jot an answer, but now, I’m not sure I’m clear on what help you are looking for.

Are you asking if:
1. Childcare services are *available* to the diversity of children you’ve identified?

2. Childcare is *provided* for children with special needs? (By a state government; local school districts, local employers, etc.)

3. Children with the challenges you name are being *identified* at a young age?
a. If so, *who* is doing it?
b. If so, what *standards of practice* are being used to identify the children?
c. If not, *should* the services be offered, and by whom?

If you are interested in a more specific issue that I’ve not mentioned, please give me some clarification, and I’ll give it another try.
~ Patricia

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Briguitte’s Answer

Although the question is grammatically not well designed, I will try to answer according to what I understand.
Families on many occasions require help or support for the care of their children, due to the multiple activities they must carry out. When this type of service is requested, there are variants that come into play, such as: cognitive, motor and psychosocial development. The first step is to know the family, the environment and the customs that prevail in the family in order to create an effective daily work plan.

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Latonya’s Answer

I am not sure of the question, if any, asked. Please reword if further guidance is needed.

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Mary Jane’s Answer

I'm not sure what you are asking. Please clarify if want direction on the type of degree you should seek to work with children who have a form of disability or limitations. Thank you.