I believe that as an early childhood educator I am responsible for providing infants, toddlers, and young children with positive experiences while in my care. I, at all times, model respect, patience, and care for children and also adults, such as the parents of the children in my care. My goal is to provide a safe, nurturing, high-quality, child-centered environment. I believe children learn best through play. I see this everyday watching the children learning to count while building with blocks, or learning colors while painting or coloring with crayons. I strive to make an environment for these children so they can excel in all their developmental milestones. Children are more motivated to learn when they are able to make choices. It is my responsibility to make sure they have an environment accessible to them that is stimulating and enriching to help them make these choices. Learning to make positive choices is very important for children as it helps them to see how their choices can, in fact, can affect the people around them. This can make children feel very independent and highly involved in their own learning experiences. My role here is to help children with their abilities to make positive choices.
My goal as a caregiver is to provide this environment for the children that I described above. To have children feel safe to explore, learn, and express themselves. I provide enriching activities for the children to make discoveries and learn about themselves developmentally.
I strive to form relationships with every child in my care as well as their families. I believe that the relationships between families and caregivers is vital and helps better support the child’s development not only in the center but at home as well.