“Children’s First Experiences in School” A Reflection for Parents and Teachers


  • Delia Robinson Richards University of the District of Columbia




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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How to Cite

Richards, D. R. (2017). “Children’s First Experiences in School” A Reflection for Parents and Teachers. International Journal for Innovation Education and Research, 5(6), 169–177. https://doi.org/10.31686/ijier.vol5.iss6.742