I-1.5—To create and maintain safe and healthy settings
that foster children’s social, emotional, cognitive, and
physical development and that respect their dignity
and their contributions.
I feel that one the most important parts of a child’s development is their social and emotional development. Providing children with a strong emotional foundation is the key in helping them be able to succeed at school. Providing a safe and appropriate environment, where children are able to explore and are treated with respect and care is my goal in developing quality infant and toddler programs.
I-2.7—To share information about each child’s education
and development with families and to help them
understand and appreciate the current knowledge
base of the early childhood profession.
Working together with families to develop goals and educational plans for the children is necessary for quality care. Parents may lack the child development knowledge that we as professionals have, however they are the expert on their own child. They are the ones who will build the strongest connection with the child and have the largest impact on their future. Without a cohesive plan between parent and teacher, much of the wonderful things we work on at school are lost at home.
I-2.1—To be familiar with the knowledge base related to
working effectively with families and to stay informed
through continuing education and training.
Providing child development information to parents comes with the responsibility to make sure that information is accurate and up to date. Professional development and growth is vital to staying current as a child educator. Attending in-service trainings can help a professional keep their skills up to date.
I-3B.1—To assist the program in providing the highest
quality of service.
As professional educators and childcare providers, it is our responsibility to make sure that we are providing the best possible care to all of the families we serve. This means treating every child and family as the unique entity they are and working together to bring services to each family.