Children's First Experiences in School A Reflection for Parents and Teachers

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Delia Robinson Richards


Children are products of their environment. When the learner comes to school, they bring their environment with them.  It is important that educators help the learner adjust to the school environment and make the learner feel a part of the school. Allowing the children to develop the classroom rules, accommodating, and involving parents /family in the school environment is the beginning of a collaborative teaching and learning experience.  Nurturing, bonding, and scaffolding with the urban learner is pivotal for the learner to excel to their fullest potential. In addition, appreciating and respecting cultural diversity is critical in helping the children reach their optimal potential.


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Richards, D. (2017). Children’s First Experiences in School. International Journal for Innovation Education and Research, 5(6), 169-177. Retrieved from


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