I kneel beside the child and brush her dainty curls away from her fathomless eyes. She gazes upon her present, but does not show an oodle of hurray. She just shrinks away from me , returning back to incessant arrangement of her doll house that is already immaculately set and starts dribbling crumbs through her miniscule fingers ."
Early childhood is a critical period. The foundation for development and learning: including critical skills , dispositions for academic learning, social relation , becoming positive contributors to peer groups, families, and communities, begin to inchoate . This genesis begins g to materialize primarily at home, preschool, child care, play groups, libraries, parks, and places of worship. Every child , disable or able , is exposed to an array of early developmental attributes that life has to offer at this point.
The assignment delegated is to experience and evaluate a child care facility with the view of gaining valuable insight into the modus operandi of our future workplace. In the following sections, I will be elucidating the information that I garnered during the course of the study. The child care facility is "The Mountain View School" facility catering to special needs of autistic children, strategically located at 525 Gladis enclave. This center is a frontrunner in early childhood development.
2.0 Provision of Child Care
I had the pleasure to interact with Mrs. Shannon Coleman. An embodiment of altruism, she dispenses her child care wisdom with absolute accuracy and potency.
Mrs. Coleman has an honors degree in 'Child Psychology' , a diploma in 'Language and literacy development in young children' and associate degree in 'Child day care management'. Little wonder of her oozing expertise.
She promulgates that her rationale in caring for a child is to imagine that you are a star and disseminate the aura ,the dazzle that you exude to children. She demonstrates her flawless skill by interpreting the cryptic language of cries, hums, frowns, chuckles, squeals and gurgles that children make and translates them into meaningful speech , which will prove to be an uphill task for any novice.
Bearing testimony to her exemplary talent, I take pride in elucidating two such
instances wherein she has demonstrated her high caliber with autistic children.
1. I watch her stride towards an autistic child , she holds the child's chin
tenderly, with the motherly aura she emits ,it would be very easy to confuse her
to be the child's mum. She gingerly opens the child's mouth and inspects the
ulcer on the child's inner cheek. Very audacious and incisive intellect permits her
to assert the cause of the ulcer: 'high-protein diet'. With painstaking eye for
detail, Mrs. Coleman then goes about with the task of eliminating protein loaded
food off the toddler's diet . She then assigns a dietician who prescribes folic acid
supplements .I have the opportunity to visit the center again and I notice that
with the new diet regime introduced for the child , the ulcer is now history.
2. Mrs. Coleman also showcases her