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Unit 4: Competency Goal #1
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Competency Goal 1: To Establish and Maintain a Safe, Healthy Learning Environment
Instructions for writing the competency statement:
Have your name written on the page.
Staple together if the competency statement is longer than one page.
Include each of the Functional Areas included in that competency goal.
Write 250-500 words describing how you incorporate these practices and activities into your daily work with children, in each Functional Area.
Write clear goals for each Functional Area. In other words, describe WHAT you want to accomplish for the young children in your care. Example: “My goal is to minimize the spread of germs in my child care setting and to keep children healthy.”
Write a philosophy statement for each Functional Area. In other words, describe WHY you do the things you do for the young children in your care. Example: “This is an important goal because I know that young children in child care settings are more likely to be exposed to germs and to carry those germs to their families.”
In other words, describe HOW you carry out good practices in your child care setting. Include at least three examples of how you meet your goal. Example: “To meet my goal, I practice safe handwashing by using liquid soap and paper towels, and making sure to wash my hands after changing diapers, before handling food, and after cleaning or coming in from outside. I teach the children to wash their hands for at least 20 seconds to get most germs off their hands.”
Competency Statement Example
Samples of Student Work for Competency Statement #1
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