Lacey Cusano- Preschool Credential
Competency Statement 1- To establish and maintain a safe, healthy learning environment Functional Area 1: Safe
I check the classroom and playground every morning to make sure there are no harmful or hazardous materials. I discard any broken materials immediately. I unstack chairs before children enter the room. I complete and maintain my face to name document at all times. During transitioning, I count every child and update my face to name, recording every transition and checking that every child transitioned safely twice. I keep all cleaning products out of reach. I make sure that all plugs have covers and all electric cords are safe and secure. I encourage children to use safe behaviors at all times, explaining in simple language cause and effect natural consequences. I supervise children by both sight and sound at all times. I make sure that only one child at a time enters the restroom. Functional Area 2: Healthy
I have the children wash their hands upon entering the classroom, before eating, and after using the restroom. Toys are sanitized twice daily. Children are assigned a cot and cot sheets are washed weekly. When sheets are removed the cot is sanitized. Children’s blankets are stored so that they do not touch each other. I sanitize tables before and after eating. Meals are served family style and I sit with the children encouraging them to eat healthy by both modeling healthy eating and using dialogue to engage in conversations that promote healthy eating. Functional Area 3: Learning Environment
I create a developmentally appropriate learning environment that is well organized and intentional. Learning centers are well defined and there is a sufficient number of materials to accommodate the group size. I ensure that all activities are purposeful. I have a nice balance of child directed and teacher directed activities. An hour of uninterrupted free play is scheduled twice daily. I ask open ended questions and...
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