While I will consult with an attorney to get proper guidance on an HR standpoint, I would love to hear from your experiences in your centers.
I hired 6 months ago a former student (my first kindergartner 22 years ago when I opened my center!) as an assistant teacher for my afternoon extended care program. He is a wonderful addition to my team and my little ones look forward to see him every day. Over the past few weeks, I noticed some changes in his appearance: nail polish on a few nails, ponytail, ears piercings, and more recently a woman's blouse over his pants. Yesterday he arrived wearing a long summer dress.
I have personally no problem with cross dressing and transgender. However is it appropriate to expose young children in a childcare center setting? I am concerned about my student's exposure and the image of my center.Thank you for sharing your thoughts and experiences.
Here's a wonderful article written by a colleague. He actually transitioned while teaching. He's a wonderful example of children's openness and acceptance.