Child Development and Learning:
Becoming more self-aware begins with examining yourself.
We each bring our experiences, perspectives, and worldview to our work — the good, the bad, and all of the in-between. These are what make us who we are and influence our practice with children, families, and colleagues. We also hold in our minds a picture of our ideal selves. Knowing more about yourself can pave the way to becoming the person and the early educator that more closely matches your ideal self. This first Key to Reflection and Inquiry can help you become more self-aware and intentional in examining who you are now and who you want to become.
Deepen Your Understanding
California Early Childhood Educator Competencies
Review Performance Area 1 to deepen your understanding of the expectations for facilitating child development and learning. Look at the topic on Developmental domains in the CA ECE Competencies. Scroll to page 15.
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