Functional Area 13: Professionalism: Candidate makes decisions based on the knowledge of early childhood theories and practices; promotes quality in child care services; and takes advantage of opportunities to improve competence, both for personal and professional growth and for the benefit of children and families.
I enjoy working with young children at my center, and I love teaching them new things and watching them get excited when they do something right or learn. I keep a positive attitude, because it is what is best for them to be around. I also try to help promote a positive atmosphere throughout the center. I strive to learn more about the development of children in my age group by reading articles and taking classes that will further my understanding. I keep informed about any new regulations that may have been put out. When I feel that a child needs any outside resources, such as speech therapy, I find that information for the parents and set up conferences to discuss options. I try to take care of myself so I have the energy to be effective in my classroom. I try to cooperate with other staff members in the center to make my classroom, as well as other rooms, the best it can be. I try to take criticism and learn from it, such as evaluations from supervisors and self evaluations of goals I have set for my classroom. I try to honor the philosophy of our program on a daily basis to the best of my ability.