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.
- Helps to provide a daily balance of active/quiet, outdoor/indoor, and individual/group activities
- Carries out daily activity schedule that incorporates child-directed activity, care routine and transition times
- Organizes space, equipment and materials before activities
- Assists children in expressing themselves by listening and responding with questions or comments that extend conversations
- Uses a variety of teaching techniques including modelling, observing, questions, demonstrating and reinforcing
- Provides opportunities each day for child to be alone or to have direct play experiences
- Plans and carries out activities that encourage problem solving
- Provides experiences and play materials that actively promote diversity and acceptance
- Immediately addresses problem behaviour without labelling the child
- Is able to build trust and positive relationships with families in the program
- Acts as a role model of appropriate behaviour
- Uses effective interpersonal skills under all types of conditions, exhibiting a supportive, positive approach
- Has personal initiative, good planning and organizational skills