Letter - Children need to form caring relationshipsCaring for a child is not just babysitting; there are many domains to a child’s development.
To the editor:
Caring for a child is not just babysitting; there are many domains to a child’s development. A young child is like cement, whatever they come across makes an impression on their lives. Teachers play a huge role in a child’s development.
Children need to form caring attachments to adults. Those caring relationships will foster the desire to learn and the desire to be a good person. A teacher can be an effective caregiver, moral model and ethical mentor.
Employed parents need constant, educated and caring individuals to care for their children. Caregivers play a fundamental role in a child’s life and experiences. Children need an appropriate environment along with an appropriate curriculum to advance all of their developmental needs, including cognitive development, social-emotional development and physical development. Without these three domains, children cannot reach their full potential.
Caring for a child is much more than just babysitting; it’s helping them develop the skills they will need to succeed in their education and their life.
Bethany Perry and Vanessa Hurley,
ATCC child development