This chapter provides specific, effective tools that enhance development.
Good health is essential to provide a high energy level that is needed in the classroom.It also helps you to resist the illnesses that seem to persist in the classrooms of young children.Your feelings of self-confidence and positive self-worth show that you believe in yourself.We need to remember to be caring and respectful of our children in all situations.Remember that you are a professional. You want to provide the highest quality of caregiving possible.
About yourself: value the time it takes to reflect on your work and what you are doing. Give yourself time for this.About children: your knowledge of children and how they develop influences how you plan for and act with children.About families: remember that each child is different and their family is different. This affects your caregiving. You should continually seek information from your families. Maintain lines of communication with them. The only way you will know about their expectations, the changes that occur and their special needs is to talk to them.About early child care and education: as a caregiver it is your responsibility to understand and follow through with appropriate practices.About program implementation: this simply means ways to apply the knowledge we gain to working with children. It helps to meet the individual needs of each child in our care.About partnerships: we don’t work in isolation. We partner with parents and family members. We partner with other child care workers. We partner with community agencies.About advocacy: We are advocates for children. Others look to us as role models in how to deal with IT & T.
How do completing observations and keeping records help teachers to plan curriculum, create daily schedules, assess learning and development, and interact with family members?