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Elective Rotation: Early Start Childhood Education

Contact: Kayla Flores Tindall

Location: Mammoth Lakes CA

Through Early Start and Head Start I attended several home visits of children aged 0-3 with identified special needs. I also observed and helped with summer playgroups for speech development some of which included parents and a component of teaching the parents how to encourage speech in their children through play. They use the Hanen method. We also ran a summer preschool class through Head Start and I observed tele-speech therapy. I also visited First 5 and toured their facilities and was told about all their programs and services. While this was specific to Mammoth Lakes, First 5, Head Start, and Early Start are available everywhere in California and the elective could be applied in any county.


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