The most important thing you will ever do as a teacher is to establish and maintain positive relationships.
The environment you create has the power to positively impact both learning and behavior.
Planning Your Day
The schedule you create has the power to make a difference in how children interact with both classroom materials and with each other.
Play is the young child’s work.
Getting to Know Children
In the most effective classrooms, assessment is nearly “invisible.” The impacts of that assessment, however, are not—nor are the relationships that fuel the assessment process.
The Community of Learning
There are three important parties in the early childhood learning environment: the child, the child’s family, and you. We have provided some resources to support you in caring for each of these.
Children are capable and competent learners.
The time you invest building positive relationships with each child’s family will yield benefits for years to come.
Self-care is not selfish. As Eleanor Brownn said, “you cannot serve from an empty vessel.”
DisclaimerThe publisher and the authors cannot be held responsible for injury, mishap, or damages incurred during the use of or because of the information presented in this toolkit. The authors recommend appropriate and reasonable supervision at all times based on the age and capability of each child. It is advisable teachers do not distribute photos of children or post them online without written consent from parents or guardians. Photos and videos should be kept internally to the program absent written consent from parents or guardians.