Kimberly Stanley,l Assistant Teacher
Competency Statement 1:
To establish and maintain a safe, healthy learning environment
I know the importance of establishing and maintaining a safe, healthy learning environment. I believe by keeping my school clean and free of harmful objects it will promote a healthy balanced learning environment. As a childcare provider I have a responsibility to meet the daily needs of all children I work with including their physical and emotional needs. I maintain a current CPR and First Aid certification. The proper background checks were conducted and I provided a negative TB test. I implement Catholic morals and values while actively engaging in the children’s learning environment with individual attention given as needed to all of the children in my care and their families.
Functional Area 1
I know that safety is a priority in child care. Families must trust that providers make certain all possible precautions are implemented on a daily basis ensuring the safe return of their child at the end of the day. My attention to detail is acute. I discovered a bookshelf in need of repair, the screws had become loosened causing it to sway from side to side. I felt it had the potential to cause books to fall onto the children sitting on the floor if bumped too hard.. It was repaired promptly. Out on the playground in winter (ice and snow) I felt it necessary to close the climbing structure due to its unsafe slippery condition. I watch for hazards as described and appropriately adjust the environment when necessary. During the winter months I provided several extra pairs of mittens and gloves to those that lost them or had forgotten to pack I placed a long runner rug in the hallway for wet boots to dry, avoiding a slippery floor. When I am leading the children to and from the building I always conduct a head count. I use simple verbal reminders such as “Please use your ...
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