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Welcoming a two year old to the nursery

Author(s) Fumat, Y:  
Publisher CiCe Publications  
Year 2003  
Editor Europe of Many Cultures, Alastair Ross Ed.  
Language English  
Age group -  
Welcoming a two to three year old into a nursery involves radically challenging the expectations and mental pictures of the nursery worker. The worker's view of a two year old infant cannot be positive if expectations in relation to this child are based on the representations of the skills of a three to four year old, and even more so if the institution has not taken into account individual needs, only allowing the child to express him/herself in terms of deviancy or passivity; for example

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