What Does a Responsible Adult Do?
A Responsible Adult acts as an assistant in various child care programs. Along with a mature and responsible attitude, responsible adults have well developed interpersonal skills and an understanding of the issues that affect children and their families.
- Help to provide a daily balance of active/quiet, outdoor/indoor, and individual/group activities
- Carry out daily activity schedule that incorporates child-directed activity, care routine and transition times
- Organize space, equipment and materials before activities
- Assist children in expressing themselves by listening and responding with questions or comments that extend conversations
- Use a variety of teaching techniques including modelling, observing, questions, demonstrating and reinforcing
- Provide opportunity each day for child to be alone or to have direct play experiences
- Plan and carry out activities that encourage problem solving
- Provide experiences and play materials that actively promote diversity and acceptance
- Immediately address problem behaviour without labelling the child
- Able to build trust and positive relationships with families in the program
- Act as a role model of appropriate behaviour
- Effective interpersonal skills under all types of conditions, exhibiting a supportive, positive approach
- Personal initiative, good planning and organizational skills