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10 COMPONENTS 4&5: Small Groups & Primary Caregiving
Saturday, June 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm$10.00
#4 & 5 Small Groups & Primary Caregiving
Instructor: Juanita Armbrister
Group size and ratios determine the amount of time and attention each teacher can devote to an individual child. Small groups promote a sense of intimacy and safety, which supports a rich learning environment. With small groups and more staff, teachers can build strong relationships with children and adapt activities to meet their changing interests and needs. Throughout the day, teachers remain engaged with the small group of children and serve as their “secure base” both indoors and outdoors. In quality programs, each child is assigned a caregiver who has the primary responsibility for that child and with whom they build a meaningful relationship. The primary caregiver also builds a respectful relationship with the family and partners with them to ensure the best outcomes for their child. Optimally, children experience continuity of care when they remain with the same caregiver from entry into care until three years of age. This provides the foundational support for the child’s healthy social emotional development and promotes readiness to start school.
3.5 hours, No CEUs