CDA COMPETENCY GOAL #1
Competency standard 1: To establish and maintain a safe, healthy learning environment. Functional area 1: Safe
My goal is to ensure the safety of my children both indoors and outdoors. I always make sure that I am aware of all my children in my room and maintain an up to date face to name sheet. The room is set up in a manner so all children can be seen at all times. I make sure that all the electrical outlets are covered with protectors. All toys are checked daily for broken pieces, the room is clean and clutter free. For my infants, I make sure they sleep on their backs and that all the toys that are mouthed are washed with a bleach water solution, and the shelves and mats are cleaned before I leave. The child’s personal belongings are in his/her dresser drawer, cubby, or hung up. The children are encouraged to follow the rules such as walking, no running and sitting on a chair not standing. Emergency routes are posted by the door. Functional area 2: Healthy
My goal is to promote healthy habits, such as hand washing throughout the day-before and after eating, after diaper changes, and after activities that require hand washing. I also clean and sanitize the change table after each change. The mouthed toys are immediately removed from the play area and sanitized at the end of day. Daily health checks are done every morning when the children arrive so we can make sure all injuries/and or health issues are documented. When a child displays signs of illness, phone calls are made for pick-up. The center provides healthy and nutritious meals and snacks. Functional area 3: Learning Environment
My goal is to provide a stimulating learning environment that promotes independence. The room is set up in an organized manner with the reading center where are books are, the block area where the children have an opportunity to build things out of their imagination. There is also a cozy corner with mats where they can go to be alone or hang out...
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