You are on page 1of 4

Brittany Spahr

ECD 350L
Home Visits & Reflections
27 January 2014
Home Visits & Reflections
For Toddler Lab we had to do a home visit to introduce the toddlers to the
classroom. My first visit was with C H. Hannah went with me to Cs house. All of Cs family
was there for the visit. She has a sister, mom, and dad. Her family was really excited for us to be
there. We connected to the family pretty well.
Her older sister tried to grab our attention and take Cs photo of the teachers. She was so
excited for us to be there. Her mom seemed very interested and talkative. We talked about how C
needs to become more social and has a problem separating at times from mom. Her mom also
tries to get C to do things C doesnt necessarily want to do. She made her get a toy and pose for
the picture in a way she wanted by putting her in a place and doing it for her. Her dad talked a
little bit, but he was helping out with the house so like making food and cleaning. C was really
shy. She was really busy playing with her sister upstairs after they met us. She was avoiding us.
Her mom got her to stay with us by giving her the picture and Minnie Mouse toy.
During the visit my role was to help C feel comfortable with coming to Toddler Lab. And
I got to learn about her family and home environment. I learned more about C especially where
she is developmentally. We discussed goals for C. Her parents want to focus on colors. I asked
which colors they want her to learn. She said the crayon box colors meaning the typical eight

colors children need to know for Kindergarten, which are red, orange, yellow, green, blue,
purple, brown, and black. I think it is appropriate for her because she is 30 months old and her
mom said she knows the name of colors, but normally calls everything purple. I also think C
could work more on social skills for her age. She seems very shy which is typical for children
her age, but I feel like if she got more interaction with others separating would be a little better.
Also with my role as Cs teacher, I can help Cs family help C progress more with
suggestions. I could help them work on other goals for C. I can look things up for questions they
have for her. In future home visits I will be able to help her progress and follow up on the things
they wanted to know. I can become closer to her family and help them help C.

I went to visit G. His mom, dad, sister, and he were all there to listen to me. I got to
connect to his family pretty well.
His mom and dad both were really involved in the home visit. They both answered
questions. They were really concerned about how G was developmentally. They would ask if
that is what he should be doing at his age even with the knowledge that I was going to be asking
questions that were above his age level. I got to learn how often G likes to play and learn things.
He is very active. His sister was trying stealing all the attention. She showed me the picture of
her teachers for preschool. She definitely loves attention. She talks a lot also. G really wasnt
thrilled about me being there. As soon as I walked through the door he cried hard. But as soon as
he got his picture taken with dad and saw the picture, he was very happy. It made him excited to
go to school. He was more talkative after that and happy. He even stood at the door and waved at
me until I drove away. He also cleaned up his toys and more when he was told to clean up.
During the visit, I had a role as a teacher for G and a mentor to his parents if they want
me to be. I also get to help G feel comfortable with coming to Toddler Lab. During the visit, I
got to learn about his family and home environment. I learned more about G especially where he
is developmentally. We discussed goals for G. I told his parents the difference from taking turns
and sharing. He needs more help with taking turns than sharing. His parents want him to work on
both, therefore his goal is to share and take turns. He needs help with that and has a hard time
doing that with his sister. Also I think this is very appropriate for his age. Sometimes I do think it
is ok for toddlers not to share their toys.
Also with my role as Gs teacher, I can help Gs family help G progress more with
suggestions. I could help them work on other goals for G. I can look things up for questions they

have for him. In future home visits I will be able to help him progress and follow up on the
things they wanted to know. I can become closer to her family and help them help G.