The Impact Of Teachers, School Social Workers And On An Infant And Toddler Biological Psychological, And Social Emotional Domain

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Summary of Article The article outlines the impact of teachers, school social workers and paraprofessionals on an infant and toddler biological psychological, and social-emotional domain. According to Hutchison, an infant is a young child from birth to the first year of life. A toddler is a young child from about 12 to 36 months of age. When engaging with this target group it is important to include and educate the parents as the newborn enters a developmental niche. Hutchinson defines a developmental niche as “the cultural context into which a particular child is born; guides every aspect of the developmental process.” The developmental niches require a stream of resources, which is why child care and social services provided are interdependent and interrelated. These developmental niches are the framework for examining the way culture structures the child’s environment. The article proposes that a child has a unique conceptual framework that dictates their development. This framework includes: child development, family development, and community development. The family members need encouragement and support from school social workers,teachers, and other paraprofessionals so they can achieve their own goals and provide a safe and nurturing environment for the child. Under the life perspective the adult should be an active participant in being responsible and caring, guid the newborn to gain language and literary, and cultivate an environment that allows…

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