I remember being called to help out in a childcare center and as soon as I stepped into the door, I knew we had a problem. The few things posted on the wall were all bought and all posted at adult level. There were only 3 books in the room for a classroom of 20. The toys were dirty. What was going on?
What do you look for in a childcare center?
I look for happy children.
I look for busy classrooms, not too quiet and not a lot of screaming.
I look for children’s art work posted.
I expect to not smell anything bad.
I expect to see children working at a variety of tasks.
I hope to see some space.
I expect to see a plant, an artful picture.
I expect to see adults talking to children at eye level.
I expect to see a wide variety of things ot play/work with including art materials, blocks/insets, housekeeping equipment, dolls & trucks, matching & sorting games, large & small muscle activities — and I expect to see so many of them they they must be stack in shelves.
What would you tell parents, or a new worker, to look for in a good childcare center?
What they are saying….
“My solution genie!” Michael Morgan of Morgan Printing
“Very professional.” Harvey Madison, Madison Photography Center for Critical Thinking
“I enjoyed Sharon’s enthusiasm, eagerness to connect with her audience and her down to earth personality that really brought forth new tactics in teaching, but also interesting insights to people skills in all! I will implement much of her lesson into my classroom as well as my home and personal life.”
“I’d like to have her back everyday.” Owner, ABC Preparatory Academy
How could this session be improved? No, this was perfect actually. Loved that it allowed for discussion.
“Knowledge of presenter is outstanding; makes it easy to sit through training.”
“Very helpful to use in my classroom.”
“I love love loved the tidbits of the history of teaching you included…. I would love to dig deeper into how … education has changed and [talk about how to] “get back to basics.”
What did you like best about this seminar? She had an emphasis on Christ centered education. (This was in a church affiliated preschool.)
What did you like best?
- Where to find books [relating to] morals.
- Plenty of time for discussion was given.
- Explanation of the class which I could understand well.
- Learning how to incorporate values into our planning.
What I like to hear most: “We want to have you back. When can you come? “
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