Competency Goal 2
To advance physical and intellectual competence
As a child care provider my goal to the children I serve is to advance their physical, cognitive, communication and creative development. I will achieve my goal by providing materials for gross motor skills such as hula hoops and cones for a game of ring the cones and providing ample outdoor time for running and exploring. I will also provide such things as crayons, pencils, and scissors along with other items like lacing cards to work on their fine motor skills. For a child’s cognitive skill I will interact with the children using such things as different types of blocks and a scale for the weight of an object and how many of one object does it take to get the same weight of another. This activity will build on their mathematical ability and their critical thinking. I will be more aware of a child’s work to ask questions about their project to help encourage and extend on their idea. I will enhance on their communication development by reading a loud and asking questions and discussing the books we have read. I will play games with our sight words and be creative in shaving cream to help them focus on letter recognition and word structure. I will provide labels and dictation around the room. I will help enhance their vocabulary with songs, finger plays and rhymes. To enhance a child’s creativity I will supply a variety of materials in each center. I will change out items and add to them often. I will use music and dance to be creative. I will provide different art supplies, paints and materials such as eye droppers and sponges so they can be creative. I will be more aware not to squelch on a child’s imagination but to build on it. As the provider I will continue to encourage children to try new things and reinforce the positive of what they already know about the world around them.
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