Art Courtesy: Carmen Collins
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Remote learning is difficult for everyone. But preschool and special education present unique challenges.
Emily Paddon is a head teacher of an 8-1-2 class at the Kennedy Children’s Center in the Bronx. She is responsible for teaching communication and practical skills to eight preschoolers with cognitive delays. When she was still operating out of a physical classroom, she had two assistants and a one-to-one paraprofessional. On top of her job, she is also finishing up her Masters of Science in Teaching in Early Childhood Special Education at Fordham University.
Paddon says a crucial part of her job as a special ed preschool teacher is getting her