Early Childhood Staff Orientation Guide

Early Childhood Staff Orientation Guide

by Sharon Bergen


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781605544311
Publisher: Redleaf Press
Publication date: 07/05/2016
Pages: 120
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Sharon Bergen has over thirty years of experience in the profession as a teacher, program director, multi-site manager, and trainer. She is currently an instructor of Early Childhood and Youth Development at Dakota County Technical College. Sharon is the author of several books including Best Practices for Training Early Childhood Professionals and Healthy Children Healthy Lives: The Wellness Guide for Early Childhood Programs.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: About Young Children

Child Development Basics
-Principles of Development

Interacting with young children
-Intentional Behaviors
-Child Guidance

Ethical considerations involved in working with children and families
-Do No Harm Principle
-Partnerships with Families and Colleagues

Check Your Learning

Chapter 2: Protecting Children's Health and Safety

Illness Prevention
-Cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting
-Excluding ill children

Injury prevention
-Safety checks
-Child abuse prevention

Emergency preparedness
-Child Injuries

Check Your Learning

Chapter 3: A Day in the Program

Arrival Routines

Meals and Snacks
-Feeding Infants
-Toddler and Preschool Meals and Snacks

Diapering and Toileting

Outdoor Play

Naptime Routines and Safe Sleep
-Safe Sleep for Infants
-Nap Guidelines and Routines

Learning activities
-Program Goals, Curriculum, and Assessment
-Group activities
-Room arrangement and equipment

Communicating with Families
-Informal Conversations
-Formal Communications

Departure routines

Team Communications

Check Your Learning

Chapter 4: Conclusion

-Personal Appearance
-Professional Behaviors

Continuing Your Learning
-Everyday Learning
-Professional Development Planning

Chapter 5: Resources

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