Tips for Day Care Teachers

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Day care teachers should always leave their personal lives at home, have open and honest communication with parents and co-workers and take time to reduce stress after work. Be a successful day care teacher, where communication is key, with advice from a day care owner and operator in this free video on child care facilities.

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Hi, my name's Veronica Baragas with and I'd like to share with you some tips for daycare teachers. So I've been working with kids for about ten years now. I've worked in all types of environments and some of the main things that I've found is on a personal level you know, when you have things going on at home or when you have things going on in your personal life, if you allow those to come to work with you, it's going to be very difficult to be able to you know, function through your day. You're dealing with you know, children, you're dealing with parents and you need to be there a hundred percent for those kids. So one of the tips I could recommend is to leave your personal life at home. A lot of the times it can be difficult and you know, our personal lives can you know leak over in to our professional world but those kids depend on you and if you can be stable and make sure that you have a good head on your shoulders and you walk in every day with a smile on your face, and know that you're there for those kids, you know, during those specific hours, your day is going to go so much better than if you have whatever it is going on, whether a financial or a family, whatever it is going on, if you can leave those at the door, you know, it's just going to make for a very successful day. Also be open and honest communicating with your parents. By now I hope that most of the time you know that you're a team and you know, working with your parents, having an open honest communication is going to eliminate lots of you know, false accusations or misinterpretations, things like that. Kids are going to get hurt, kids are going to say things, they're going to be picking up everyday new experiences and you know, so just be open and honest about a child's day or any concerns that you have. And make sure that you stress to parents that you're a team and you're not there to tell them how to do their job or how to do this but you know, you spend half of the time with them so just being honest and really really communicating with your parents is also very beneficial to you know, a successful day. And just taking time for yourself, make sure that you know, if you're having a hard day, if things are stressing you out at work, talk to one of the other teachers you know. Ask for a moment away and give yourself that. Because if you're stressing out and if you're patience is low, that's not good for anyone. So, you know, leave your personal stuff at home, communicate with your parents, and make sure you take time out for yourself. And I think those are some of the crucial things that will help you, you know be a better teacher and it'll also help on a smaller level with the kids because you're going to be able to be that much more for them. So, you know, just remember that you're there for them.


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