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Cda Competency Goal #1

By | June 2012
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CDA COMPETENCY GOAL #1
To establish and maintain a safe, healthy learning environment

Functional Area #1 - Safe: In order to provide a safe environment and teach children safe practices to prevent and reduce injuries I do the following: •I check all toys and equipment the children will be using for broken or missing parts often to ensure they remain safe for use and play. •I ensure that all chemicals and cleaning supplies are put away out of the reach of children or stored in locked cabinets to prevent injury or poisoning. •I am trained in emergency evacuation procedures and plans to remove all children from the classroom and/or building in the event of a tornado or fire. •I am certified in First Aid, CPR, and Pediatric First Aid which makes me knowledgeable of caring for accidents or injuries. Functional Area #2 - Healthy: In order to provide an environment that promotes health and prevents illness, and teaches children about good nutrition and practices that promote wellness, I do the following: •I sanitize all toys daily and immediately after being put into a child’s mouth, to prevent the spread of germs. •I wash my hands and wear gloves before and handling food, I wash my hands after handling food, helping with toileting, cleaning noses to prevent germs from being spread •I follow the center’s policies for sick children to prevent other illnesses in the classroom. Functional Area #3 – Learning Environment: In order to use relationships, the physical space, materials, daily schedule, and routines to create a secure, interesting, and enjoyable environment that promotes engagement, play exploration, and learning of all children including children with disabilities and special needs, I do the following:

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