Does every risk factor have a negative impact on the development of my child?  


As educators and families, it is important to identify risk factors present from the beginning. They can then be shared during the time of settling in talks and continue to be monitored by both parties and discussed using open communication and transparency. Risk factors are not necessarily detrimental to your child's development; however, they should be carefully observed within a trusting partnership with educators. One risk factor for Rana is that although she is able to speak the language of her kindergarten, she is still entering a completely unfamiliar place with new faces, toys and routines immediately after having experienced a major move. Rana’s previous life has been uprooted and this is a very sensitive issue which should be kept in mind by parents and educators.