Letter to Parents
You are the lead educator in a preschool learning environment for students with special needs. You have five students. One of your students, George, is a 3-year-old boy who is currently being tested for an early childhood eligibility of developmental delay. George has challenges in the following areas: receptive and expressive language, is easily frustrated, difficulty following verbal directions, struggles to socialize with peers, and has outbursts of hitting.
George is being provisionally placed in your learning environment. His parents are beginning to feel overwhelmed by the assessment process and are unsure about the best placement for George. Your director has asked you to write a letter to George’s parents addressing their concerns, validating the importance of early identification and intervention, and explaining general classroom strategies you plan on implementing for George.
Using the Unit 9 Assignment Template, write a 3-4 page detailed letter to the student’s parents addressing the points below. Be sure to include at least three references as support within your letter.
- Explain why early identification is important and explain the importance of beginning early intervention strategies
- Explain three general learning strategies you plan on applying in the preschool learning environment to meet George’s needs.
- Discuss each learning strategy, how you will apply it, and justify why you believe it will be effective for George.
- Discuss three learning strategies you can suggest for George’s parents to implement and follow-through at home.
- Explain why you believe each would be beneficial.
Requirements for this Assignment
- Remember formatting and structure of a letter (see template)
- Include salutation
- At least three outside sources must be used
- Refer to the Assignment Rubric in Course Resources to ensure you have met all requirements
Your paper should include a reference to the textbook. APA formatting and in-text citations must be used for each source referenced. When referencing the readings, be sure to use APA guidelines. Information regarding APA formatting and citation can be found under Academic Tools in the left navigation of your course.
Your paper should use Standard English including correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, and complete sentences and paragraphs. Your paper should be free of typographical errors, include a highly developed viewpoint and purpose, and demonstrate superior organization. Communication should be highly ordered, logical, and unified.