Letter to Parents on Developmental Delays and Positive Behavior in the Classroom

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Greetings Kindergarten to 3rd Grade Parents!

It is with great excitement that I will teach your child this year! It is important to me that your child receives the best academic instruction that will catapult him/her to their next level of scholastic achievement. As children learn together there are careful considerations that educators regard, such as, children’s individual differences in ability, culture and language. Developmental delays such as: physical, cognitive, communication, social or emotional and adaptive development are identified and accommodated by the implementation of an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), which is a plan that is designed to improve educational results for children with disabilities.

In early childhood, we as educators realize that children are still learning a level of self regulation, we are also aware that some children may need more guidance on how to self regulate more than others. Your child’s classroom is designed to foster children that need positive redirecting while in a healthy learning environment. Your child’s classroom consists of reinforcers that are designed to deter challenged behavior. The expectation of the entire class is to learn the language of the classroom that is implemented through repetition. The entire class will learn and follow the classroom rules: Listen carefully, keep your hands and your feet to yourself, raise your hand to speak and follow directions the first time given. A behavior management system is set in place within the classroom and is comprised of three colors and consequences: Green- good, Yellow- warning and Red- parent contact. The goal is for each child to make the right choices to the best of their ability and each day your child will have an opportunity to start over again.

Your child’s school consists of classmates of a variety of ethnicities that represent cultures in which your child will learn about and how to respect. In addition, your child’s classroom is governed by the Individuals with Disability Education Act (IDEA), which protects children with disabilities across the nation, offering them the opportunity to acquire knowledge and reach their highest academic potential in their classroom learning environment.

Educationally Yours,

Mrs. Phyllis Brown

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Greetings Birth to Pre Kindergarten Parents!

Welcome to our class! Your child’s class is designed to provide specific discipline plans and developmental delay strategies especially for you and your family. Our class embraces individual differences in ability, culture and language, which are areas that our class focuses on and is considered a high priority. Our classroom is centered to promote academic, social and emotional growth in the life of your child. Our commitment to your child is to develop methods that will decrease school discipline and to generate a growth detainment blueprint.

According to the Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), children are afforded the opportunity to receive a strength base plan of care to accommodate developmental delays such as: physical, cognitive, communication, social or emotional and adaptive development. Children are also afforded the opportunity to take receive accommodation through the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) process, which is geared to involve parents with the coordinators and their services at home until your child is ready to enter preschool. As children learn together in an environment there are milestone indicators that educators are trained to identify. When children do not meet a certain developmental milestone, it is considered worthy to document and to keep a close watch to see if a referral of that child is needed for academic assistance. The goal of your child’s classroom is to ensure they have an opportunity to learn and grow in every area of their life: socially, cognitively, physically and mentally.

In our classroom, your child will learn that there are different cultures in the world. Your child will learn the importance of respecting and embracing the differences and similarities of how another classmate eats different foods, listens to different music selections, wears different clothes and other unique areas of diversity. All children will be taught that everyone is special and peculiar. The behavior management policy in the classroom is designed for students to learn the significance of following instructions, along with respecting others, which are important fundamentals that must be followed. Students are taught class rules: Listen carefully, keep your hands and your feet to yourself and be kind to each other. Class rules are taught through oral repetition, audio visual resources and dramatic play; these classroom rules are considered a strategy for your child to develop a skill set of responsibility and accountability. Consequences consist of: Green- good, Yellow- warning and Red- parent contact. Through the behavior management system, children will acquire knowledge what behaviors are appropriate and which are not.