Competency Goal 1 Functional Area 1: Safe. Candidate provides a safe environment to prevent and reduce injuries. To establish and maintain a safe, healthy learning environment my number one goal is to keep my children safe while they are in my care.

I always make sure that I am aware of all the children in my room. I make sure that all plug outlets covered with protectors. All toys are age appropriate for my children. I practice the fire, tornado, and earthquake drill once a month with my children.

I make sure the kids are always in a reach or in my eye site at all times. When going outdoors to the playground I make sure I have a phone and a first aid kit. When my kids are on the playground I make sure that, they are sliding down the slide appropriate and climbing on the equipment properly. I received my training in CPR and First Aid on August 21, 2010.

Functional area 2: Healthy. Candidate promotes good health and nutrition and provides an environment that contributes to the prevention of illness.The first thing I do before entering my classroom is wash my hands. As my children enter the daycare, I take them to wash their hands as well.

First thing we do is cut the water on, put soap on our hands, washed them for about 20 seconds, rinse them, grab a paper towel and dry our hands, turn off the faucet with paper towel, and then throw the paper towel away in the trash. When my children play throughout the day with the toys in different centers they tend to put the toys in their mouth.I take the toys and put them in our dirty toy hamper until the end of the day and then I sanitize them for the next shift. After eating breakfast my children also brush their teeth. To kill away the germs then I let their toothbrush air dry. All my children have up to date immunizations and physicals. Functional area 3: Learning Environment. Candidate uses space, relationships, materials, and routines as resources for constructing an interesting, secure, and enjoyable environment that encourages play, exploration, and earning.

In my toddlers room I have the reading center where our books are. I give each one of my children an opportunity to pick out their favorite book and I read it to them daily. I also have dramatic play where my children have an opportunity to dress up as firefighter, princess, or ballerina. My children love the block area it gives them opportunity to build things out of imagination. I have a daily schedule that helps keep me structured and on task. The schedule also helps them practice all their fine motor skills.


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