Functional Area 1: Safety
As a teacher I believe safety is one of the most important things to give to
a child besides health and education. A child and adult should feel safe as soon
as they walk into the building in the morning. I practice safety in my classroom by
placing items for children at their reach and all other items out of their sight. "Out
of sight out of mind!"
I cover all outlet sockets, tape down all wires and lock all cabinets.
Children like to explore and they will touch, feel and taste everything. I am
trained in cpr and first aid in case i ever have a child swallow items or get hurt. Always
keep an eye on each and every child at all times! I keep up to date on all trainings every
year due to the changing climate of rules and regulations. I need to be quickwitted in any
Functional Area 2: Health
I attended JNA Culinary Institute and earned certification in Nutrition and
Servsafe. Nutrition with children is most important in the health department. The
food program is big in most daycares so healthy habits should start right there.
Each meal is required certain portions and types of food such as fruit,
vegetables, meat and bread. All meals are served with milk.
I tend to clean a lot which is great in daycares to prevent illnesses. I check
each child in the morning to make sure they feel ok and that I don't see any harm to
them physically. I take the first aid and cpr training yearly so I am kept up to date
in case something ever showed up at the center that we needed to know about.
Functional Area 3: Learning Environment
My classroom is filled with items the children can use on a daily basis.
Everything from blocks, to art supplies, to kitchen sets and books. Kids learning
through playing so using their imagination is encouraged. We spend time both...