Re: Preschoolers - August Discussion
posted at 8/13/2013 11:05 PM EDT
Oops, KAM, seems like you've already solved this and I posted in July, too, sorry!
All teachers get a full background check in MD, DC, VA and MD (I can't speak for other states) before they are allowed to be with children, so whether male or female, they are all checked out - we can even find if they've been bouncing checks, never mind much bigger and more important laws they break.
If fathers can care for children, do diapers, and be loving caring parents, then I think teachers can be men and through their example they can be loving, caring, communicative people with young children. And for those children without good male role models, male teachers are a godsend. Put a male teacher in a group of children and so many of the boys gravitate to them, and many of the girls, do, too.
but this is a common misconception. At our company we have just about one of the most gifted toddler teachers in the world at one of our locations - and he is a man. he's actually been videotaped in action as training videos to show to other toddler teachers. I've met him, he's a full on man's man, with a wife, 2 of his own children, but he is god's gift to toddler teachers. And not a weird bone in his body.