Recognize each child is an individual with different life experiences.
Understand that families are the child’s first teacher.
Establish relationships to engage the family in the child’s learning journey.
Observe and use informal and formal assessment tools to guide the development of learning opportunities to scaffold each child’s learning path.
Consider every minute of every day as a learning opportunity.
Organize, plan, and use reflection as a part of daily practice.
Remain curious and motivated as a teacher to continue Professional Development by attending conferences and workshops and sharing with colleagues (including online groups and forums).
Recognize that research guides practice and acknowledge that the “this is the way it has always been done” mentality is not a reason to do something.
Ensure that each choice made demonstrates knowledge of child development and developmentally appropriate practice.