• 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.

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