What Does a Responsible Adult Do?
A Responsible Adult acts as an assistant for 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 modeling, 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 labeling 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