Begin your Reflective Statement about this competency goal with a paragraph describing how your professional practices meet this Goal.
Competency goal #6: My competency goal is to create and maintain a healthy learning environment and provide quality child care.
My goal is to create and maintain a healthy learning environment for children in my care; this is vital for child growth and development, as well as having a positive effect on their learning. Being licensed and following standards are effective ways to provide and maintain a healthy learning environment. Providing quality care and maintain a positive relationship with the children in my class. I want to provide a supportive, well maintained, and safe environment. I want to ensure that their basic needs are met; as well as nourish their individual learning style.
Reflect on why you chose to become an early childhood professional.
The birth of my first child who is now 15, is the reason I chose to become an early childhood professional. My goal was to find a job that would allow me to see her as much as possible throughout the day. I applied for a teaching positions at the child development center that she attended. I fell in love with teaching and enriching the minds of young children and developed a real passion for education. My new-found passion led me to the decision to open and operate a family child care. I wanted to further my knowledge about child care and development, so I decided to further my education and obtain a degree in early childhood education.
Reflect on what you believe are the most important indicators of professionalism that you possess.
The most important indicators of professionalism that I possess are the passion for my own professional growth and development; as well as the ability to communicate with families in a tactful and professional manor. I plan on working towards my professional growth by continuing my education, by obtaining my bachelor’s degree in early childhood education; along with attending educational workshops and seminars. Another important indicator is communicating with families in a professional and tactful manor, the ability to maintain a professional tone and the ability to express yourself in a calm and respectful manor no matter the situation is very important.