Competency Goal #1 – Cda

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The student’s Competency Goal #1 is to establish and maintain a safe healthy learning environment. In Functional Area #1 – Safe, the student ensures that cleaning supplies and chemicals are locked up and out of children’s reach, is certified in First Aid CPR and AED use, places children under one on their backs while sleeping, and knows emergency evacuation procedures. In Functional Area #2 – Healthy, the student washes hands and wears gloves before handling food, is trained in recognizing and reporting child abuse and neglect, sanitizes toys daily, follows sick child guidelines, and plans nutritionally appropriate activities. In Functional Area #3 – Learning Environment, the student provides a daily schedule, incorporates play, stories, and music, plans sensory activities, and individualized age-appropriate activities for each child’s goals.

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Competency Goal #1To establish and maintain a safe, healthy, learning environment. Functional Area #1 – Safe – In order to help provide an environment which is safe for the children in my care, I do the following to prevent and reduce injuries: • I keep all cleaning supplies and chemicals locked up and out of the children’s reach at all times to avoid any poisoning or other injuries. I am certified in First Aid, CPR and AED use which gives me the knowledge to handle any injuries or accidents. • I place all children under the age of one on their backs when sleeping to avoid a SIDS death. • I am familiar with the classroom and center emergency evacuation procedures in case of a fire or tornado. • I inspect all toys and equipment frequently throughout the day to ensure that they are safe for the children to play with and use.

Functional Area #2 – Healthy – In order to promote good health and nutrition and create an environment which contributes to the prevention of illness in the children in my care, I do the following: • I wash my hands and put on gloves before handling any food, wash hands after assisting with toileting and diaper changing and after wiping noses to ensure germs are not spread. • I am trained in recognizing and reporting child abuse and neglect. • I sanitize all toys daily; more frequently if they have been mouthed by a child to prevent germs from spreading. I follow the center’s sick child guidelines when children are ill to prevent more illnesses in the classroom. • I plan nutritionally activities for the week that are age appropriate for the children to promote health and wellness. Functional Area #3 – Learning Environment – In order use space, relationships, materials, and routines as resources for constructing an interesting, secure, and enjoyable environment that facilitates play, exploration, interaction and learning, I do the following: • I provide a daily classroom schedule so that the children can explore the room through play, stories, puppet and finger plays. I play and sing songs throughout the day so the children can learn through repetition. • I plan sensory activities weekly so the children can experience the activities by doing them on their own with my supervision. • I plan age appropriate activities weekly for each child geared towards their own individual goals.

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