To establish and maintain a safe, healthy learning environment I model safety practices and healthy routines in an environment that supports development and growth in these areas.
To accomplish this goal I complete daily safety checklists that include ensuring exits and hallways are open, electrical cords are out of reach, evacuation procedures are posted, fire extinguisher is working, emergency numbers are posted, sharp objects and cleaning supplies are in locked cabinets, furnishings are structurally sound, toys are in good condition, and nap time mats not torn or damaged. To prevent and reduce injuries I involve my children in all safety practices such as praticing evacuation procedures. I model with my actions and words safety practices for example when crossing the street look for cars, when going on a walk outside remindering them that feet must stay on the sidewalk, hands must stay on the rope while going on a walk as well as when evacuating the building during fire drills, during monthly fire drills I remain calm and walk the children through the procedure, and I use a stool to reach in high cupboards (as children do for the sink) and explain it is safest to use a stool. .
To promote good health practices I check each child entering care for symptoms of illness or injury. Everyone washes hands before entering to play and often throughout the day at both routine times (between activities, before/after meals, after toileting) and as needed. I encourage healthy practices through songs, books, activities and routines.
Goal 2 – To advance physical and intellectual competence
To advance physical and intellectual competency I do my best to teach in a safe and friendly environment. I have open communication with the child and the family. Also while creating my weekly plan I will include physical, cognitive, and creative activities to improve all functional areas. In the mornings...