Essay about Cda Comp 1

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Competency 1 To establish and maintain a safe, healthy learning environment
I model safety practices and healthy routines in an environment that supports development and growth in these areas. My goal is to provide a clean healthy environment that meets each Childs physical need. Making sure the class room and playground are clean and safe at all times; To accomplish this goal I complete daily safety checklists that include ensuring exits and hallways are open, electrical cords are out of reach, evacuation procedures are posted, fire extinguisher is working, emergency numbers are posted by the telephone. I check all toys and equipment the children will be using for broken or missing parts if some are are defected they will be discard. Separate noisy and quiet areas, to keep clear pathways and to use furniture arrangement strategies that reduce behavior and safety concerns and promote learning. I am trained in emergency evacuation procedures and plans to remove all children from the classroom and/or building in the event of a tornado or fire. To prevent and reduce injuries I involve my children in all safety practices such as creating a “safety board” that the children create about safe choices they make and post it at their level. I am certified in First Aid, CPR, and Pediatric First Aid which makes me knowledgeable of caring for accidents or injuries.
In order to provide an environment that promotes health and prevents illness, and teaches children about good nutrition and practices that promote wellness; I wash my hands and wear gloves before and handling food, I wash my hands after handling food, helping with toileting, cleaning noses to prevent germs from being spread. I follow the center’s policies for sick children to prevent other illnesses in the classroom. Teaching kids about hand washing; for example Having the child sing a fun song while washing to help mark the time, so he/she knows just how long to wash (15-20 seconds). I provide parents with websites such as, which can provide the necessary skills, environment and support needed for lifelong, healthy eating behaviors. A nutritious diet combined with regular physical activity. Plan and organize a parent-teacher committee to educate parents about the importance of healthy eating habits and how to set examples at home for their children. I provide and age appropriate environment for the children in my…