The Wichita State University Child Development Center is licensed by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. The Center has a licensed capacity of 96 children. The Center serves children 6 weeks to six years, and is open to WSU students, staff, faculty and alumni.
The Center, located at 3026 E. 21st St. N. is open year-round, Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM, and observes all WSU holidays except fall and spring break. Enrollment is offered full day. The phone number for the center is (316) 978-3109.
The Wichita State University Child Development Center is dedicated to serving the needs of young children by providing a high-quality, culturally diverse early childhood program within a safe, nurturing environment. The Child Development Center will encourage the physical, social, emotional, creative and cognitive development of each child through the use of Developmentally Appropriate Practice.
It is the philosophy of the Wichita State University Child Development Center and its staff that children, their families and society benefit from high-quality early childhood programs. We believe that there is a critical link between a child’s early experiences and later success in life. We believe that you cannot separate child care and education; children learn best through their play, interactions and experiences.
The learning environment at the CDC is structured in such a way as to give the child an opportunity to independently explore, select, create and problem solve. Classrooms are organized around interest centers and play areas that include art, math, science, language arts, blocks, dramatic play and cooking and nutrition. CDC staff plan and facilitate these experiences for the total development of your child. We celebrate cultural diversity and incorporate multicultural perspectives throughout our curriculum.
The WSU CDC promotes the hiring of qualified individuals without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a Vietnam Era Veteran or disability, provided they meet the requirements established by the Center for the position.
Prospective teacher assistants will be required to submit an application with appropriate identification, followed by an interview with the Director, Jillian Hoefer.
Hours a student can work:
International Student Academic year Summer
|Undergraduate enrolled in 12 hour||20 hours||30 hours|
|Undergraduate enrolled 9 hours||15 hours||20 hours|
Regular Students Academic Year Summer
|Undergraduate enrolled in 3 hours||15 hours||40 hours|
|Undergraduate enrolled in 6 hours||30 hours||40 hours|
Graduate Student Academic Year Summer
|Enrolled 9 hours||20 hours||40 hours|
Failure to comply with these requirements or any job expectation could result in action leading up to and including termination of the position in accordance with university policies and procedures.
Ages of Children Served
|Infant||Ages 6 weeks-12 months||Capacity 9||Ratio 1:3|
|Toddler I||Ages 12-24 months||Capacity 10||Ratio 1:5|
|Toddler II||Ages 12-36 months||Capacity 8||Ratio 1:4|
|Toddler III||Ages 24-36 months||Capacity 14||Ratio 1:7|
|Preschool||(2 rooms) Ages 3-4 years||Capacity 18||Ratio 1:9|
|PreK||Ages 4-5 years||Capacity 20||Ratio 1:10|
Staff members are expected to arrive on time and to leave as soon as the adult to child ratio is correct and you have checked with the Director, Jillian Hoefer or the Administrative Specialist, Amy Mease. Do not leave a classroom until the next Teacher Assistant has arrived. Depending on ratios you may be moved to another room or be asked to leave a shift early if a classroom is down to ratio. The Director, Jillian Hoefer or Administrative Specialist, Amy Mease must approve additional hours/overtime.
Please keep in mind that TA's cannot work more than 30 hours per week while classes are in session and international students cannot work more than 20 hours per week.
It is extremely important that you keep yourself in good physical and mental health. The care and education of young children while very rewarding can also be very draining. In order to provide quality care and education to our children, you will need to have a lot of energy and an alert mind. Employees who become ill at the Center must make sure that their shift is covered prior to leaving (remember the adult to child ratios).
Staff members are responsible for maintaining regular attendance according to his/her schedule. Whenever a staff member must be absent for illness, family illness, appointments, etc. the following apply:
An unexcused absence would occur when a Teacher Assistant is not present at the Center during scheduled work hours and has not made arrangements for a substitute or notified the Director, Jillian Hoefer or the Administrative Specialist, Amy Mease. Three unexcused absences may result in termination. A NO CALL, NO SHOW is grounds for immediate termination.
Nowhere, in any employment, would employers look favorably upon excessive absences or tardiness. In child care and education, an absent teacher or teaching assistant means an interruption in the program and an adjustment for the children. The number of days/hours missed each semester will be included on your evaluation.
All teaching staff must obtain ten clock-hours of training pertaining to the care and education of young children per year and all staff must receive training in first aid and child abuse and neglect. Various optional in-services will be presented at the CDC for your convenience during the year and some hours, courses or workshops must be scheduled and attended by the employee outside of regular working hours.
All children, parents, visitors, and other staff should be treated with kindness, friendliness, patience and respect. Staff should refrain from gossip, loud talking, and other unnecessary noise and forms of conduct, which could disturb the program and distract from the professionalism of the Center.
The care and education of all young children is taken very seriously at the Center. Each individual staff member is part of a team whose main goal is the well being of the children. All staff members are expected to present themselves in a professional and caring manner, which includes due respect for each other – staff members, parents, children, and other WSU students.
The following describes dress that is appropriate for staff while working at the CDC: clothing that is modest and provides coverage (shorts must be no shorter than where your fingertips meet your thigh when your arms are hanging at the side, skirts are unacceptable), clothing that allows the staff member to move freely, sit on the floor and be with the children, shoes that allow that staff member to comfortably play outside with the children and play games with them, clothing that allows the staff member to be comfortable with the messy activities of the program. Staff should be dressed neat, clean, comfortable, approachable and properly covered.
All staff are to wear Wichita State University tops while at work.
It is contrary to the interest of the Center and those we serve, to give out information regarding children and their parents. Such information should be held in strict confidence and should not be discussed with anyone outside of the Center. We trust all staff members will appreciate the value of respect for one’s privacy. Inside the Center such information shall be discussed only when it will benefit the care we offer the children and the parents. Personal pictures of the children are not to be taken. Information, pictures, and talking about the children will not be allowed on blogs, personal webpages, Facebook or MySpace.
Teacher Assistants are observed and informally evaluated on an on-going basis. Evaluations will be conducted by the Lead Teacher and Director, Jillian Hoefer. Informal evaluations will be given in the fall and formal in the spring.
In order for our Center to run smoothly, staff members must be willing to work together. When a concern arises with a teacher assistant, the Lead teacher in the classroom will discuss the concern. If the concern is not resolved then the Director, Jillian, Hoefer, the Lead Teacher, and the Teacher Assistant will discuss the concern. The concern will be discussed and improvement goals will be determined along with an appropriate time-line. The conference will be documented in writing, signed by the individuals present during the conference, and placed in the individual’s personnel file. If the individual is showing an effort at meeting the goals but has not yet met all designated goals within the stated time period, the Director, Jillian Hoefer reserves the right to determine if a second conference is necessary to continue working towards improvement or if the individual’s employment should be terminated. If the individual has not made an effort toward improvement during the stated time period, the individual’s employment will be terminated.
A teacher may be terminated by the Director for gross negligence in performing required duties, failure to provide quality performance, refusing to work when needed and available, continuous personal conflicts with other visitors, staff members, parents, or children and gossiping with other staff members, students, parents, or visitors. Teacher assistants will be counseled where there is a deficiency in performance and every effort will be made to help the teacher assistant solve a problem.
There are, however, exceptions to this rule. The following are grounds for immediate dismissal:
1. Striking or abusing a child, humiliating a child, withholding food from a child as punishment. (Removing food that is being played with or sending a child from the table when he/she is playing with food consistently instead of eating is NOT considered withholding food. Food has been offered, the child has not eaten it. However, this should be done only as a last resort and only in extreme cases.)
2. Abuse or inconsiderate treatment of parents, staff or visitors.
3. Unauthorized removal of property.
4. Unauthorized removal of records or unauthorized divulgence of parents’, children’s, or Center’s confidential information.
5. Leaving children unattended and/or unsupervised.
6. Leaving your work shift without prior authorization. This includes a NO CALL, NO SHOW.
An employee will give 2 weeks notice in writing of intent to resign from his/her job at the Center.
Teacher Assistants will insure that the children:
Teachers must report any suspected child abuse immediately to the Director, Jillian Hoefer or Administrative Specialist, Amy Mease.
Children should wash their hands before being seated for breakfast/lunch/snacks. Toddler meals may be dished up by the staff members. Preschoolers are encouraged to serve themselves family style in an orderly manner. Children are encouraged to try all foods, however, if a child is not interested in a particular food, do not force him/her to try it. Food is not to be used as a reward or punishment.
All children need to be encouraged to sit at the tables during meal/snack time. Encourage the children to show courtesy by not eating until everyone is served. After finishing the meal, preschool aged children should be instructed how to scrape leftover food from their plate into the dish bins and dumping fluids into the designated area. Children should be encouraged to help as much as possible. Teacher assistants are to encourage and demonstrate pleasant conversation at the tables. Teacher assistants may also eat what the children are eating while the children are eating. Once the children begin to finish, all staff members must finish as well in order to assist children with their clean-up. Do not rush the children through a meal, however, do not allow children to play in their food. After lunch, have the children use the bathroom, wash their hands/face, and brush their teeth.
Staff should wear plastic kitchen gloves when handling food. Teachers shall wash and sanitize table surfaces before meals and snacks. After meals, the table shall be washed with a bleach water solution and the floor swept. No outside food can be brought inside and eaten in front of the children. Teacher Assistants are to only eat when the children are eating and eat what they have.
Children wearing diapers will be changed on a regular schedule and as needed. Changing tables shall be disinfected after each use. Staff will wash their hands before and after diapering, and wash the child’s hands after diapering. Staff will also use plastic gloves when changing a child. Children are not to be left unattended on the changing table. Diapering procedures are posted in classrooms with children under 3 years of age. Teacher assistants of preschool classrooms are required to remind children to go to the restroom, assist them, and help clean up/change a child in the event of an accident.
Toilet accidents should be treated as that: accidents! The child should not be shamed or made to feel bad. Simply require the child to change his/her own clothes, bag any soiled clothes/belongings, and remind them that if they need to go potty to tell someone or ask for help if they need it. The attitude should be: I know you’ll remember next time. Staff must wear gloves at all times while helping a child who has had an accident, changing a child’s diaper, or helping them wipe.
Teachers shall change children’s clothes if they become wet or dirty. Soiled clothes shall be removed in a sanitary manner, placed in a plastic bag, closed securely and placed in the child’s cubby to be sent home. CHILDREN’S PERSONAL ITEMS MAY NOT BE LAUNDERED AT THE CENTER. Soiled underpants or training pants MAY NOT be rinsed out before placing in a plastic bag. Teacher assistants shall wash hands immediately after changing soiled clothing.
Staff who have soiled clothing shall change clothes immediately. Extra shirts are located in the resource room; however it is the responsibility of the staff to have an extra set of clothes on hand.
Bathrooms need to be checked and cleaned frequently throughout the day. Use paper towels only to clean toilets, etc. Make sure children are flushing toilets and paper towels are disposed of in waste baskets. Check with each classroom teacher for cleaning duties to be carried out during naptime.
Hands should be washed upon arrival at the Center, before handling food, after every diaper change, use of the bathroom, before using the water table, after touching pets, after being outside and after blowing/wiping noses. In order to teach good HAND WASHING skills to children, please help them wash their hands as noted above. Research has shown that proper HAND WASHING is effective in reducing the spread of communicable illness/disease.
How: Wet hands with warm, running water, apply liquid soap, wash hands vigorously for 20 seconds. Rinse well with fingertips pointed down, dry hands with a paper towel and turn off faucet with a paper towel. Children are to follow these exact steps.
Teacher Assistants shall implement proper and frequent cleaning and disinfecting practices and routines to provide a clean environment for children and to help prevent the spread of disease. Disinfecting with chemical agents (bleach, disinfectant) destroys specific, harmful germs. Teachers shall use the following guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting:
Please leave a note with the cleaning crew about any rugs or carpet areas that need to be cleaned and disinfected.
Prescription and non-prescription medication shall be given only if the Authorization for Dispensing Medication form is filled out completely and signed by a parent or guardian. Prescription medication should have a pharmacy label with the child’s name, the name of the medication, dosage, dosage intervals, the name of the physician and the date the prescription was filled. Non-prescription medications should not be administered to any child unless the CDC has a written order from the parent or guardian.
Medication is to be administered by the classroom Lead Teacher or Director, Jillian Hoefer/Administrative Specialist, Amy Mease in the teachers’ absence. The staff member dispensing medication must sign the Authorization, and record the date and time it was given. When the Lead Teacher is not in the room, the TA is responsible for having the parent complete an authorization form when a new medication is brought to the center.
Store all medication in a locked box in the refrigerator or other locked storage located in the classroom.
Children with signs of a communicable disease cannot be admitted into the Center. Lead Teachers and parents are to look over the child briefly upon arrival at the center for any signs of illness such as:
Children at the center showing any or a combination of any of the following symptoms are to be taken to the office and a parent called to take the child home. Only lead teachers or administrative staff may call parents. The call to parents can be made after clearing the illness with the Director and an Illness Documentation form has been completed.
For illnesses other than fever, diarrhea and vomiting, children must be kept home the recommended number of days. (According to the Public Health Regulations for the Control of Communicable Diseases)
The arrival and departure of children are extremely important events. Parents develop opinions about the Center, teachers and the program from these interactions. PLEASE GREET VISITORS, PARENTS AND CHILDREN BY INTRODUCING YOURSELF AS THEY ENTER YOUR ASSIGNED ROOM AND ACKNOWLEDGE THEM WHEN THEY LEAVE!
Parents should sign in the exact time they drop off their child in the room each day on the designated form located at the entrance to each classroom. Parents must also sign out the exact time they pick up their child.
A parent(s) must designate, in writing, all other adults who may pick up their child from the Center. If an unfamiliar adult comes to pick up a child, check the listing of authorized adults for the child and if their name is listed, check their identification. If you recognize the person listed, you do not need to check I.D. The authorized adult must sign the child out on the daily attendance record with their signature. IMPORTANT: No matter how insistent a person may be, if he/she is not on the list, you CANNOT let the child leave. If you need assistance please call the front desk immediately.
The staff is responsible for the safety and well being of each child. In doing so, the staff shall be responsible for the following safety precautions:
Children will be supervised at all times and will never be left anywhere unattended.
At times when it is necessary for teachers to separate, (for example, one teacher on the playground, one teacher cleaning / preparing classroom), each teacher shall be responsible for a number of children so that no one teacher is left over-ratio.
DO NOT leave an injured child unattended or leave the other children. Have another teacher assume responsibility for the other children if you have to leave the area to care for an injured child. Provide basic first aid. A first-aid kit is located in each room.
If an injury is serious enough to be considered an emergency, the Lead Teacher or Director should call 911 for ambulance assistance. One staff member will accompany the child to the hospital. Staff members are not allowed to transport children in their cars! The Lead Teacher or Director will contact the parent(s) who should meet their child at the designated hospital emergency room (the child must be taken to the hospital stated as the preference on the Emergency Medical Form) or to the nearest hospital (HCA Wesley Medical Center). The emergency release form and current physical for the child must be sent with the child and staff member to the emergency room.
After the child has received emergency medical care, WSU CDC personnel must complete an Accident Report Form. A copy of the Accident Report Form shall be given to the Director and the original will go to the parent(s).
If a child is injured at the Center, the teacher in charge shall administer first aid and then complete an Accident Report Form describing the injury. An Accident Report Form shall be filled out if: the injury leaves a mark, bump, or cut on the skin; if it involves a burn; any injury involving the head, even if there are no visible signs of the injury; if a child is bitten. The purpose of the form is to notify parents of the injury, how it happened, and what steps we took to administer first aid and to correct (if possible) the circumstances that caused the injury. A parent must sign the form to acknowledge that he/she is aware of the child’s injury. The original goes to the parent the day of the injury and one copy shall be kept by the Center. The parent shall be notified by phone of the injury if it is a head injury, a bite that breaks the skin, an allergic reaction, and any injury that might need medical attention. If a student assistant is required to complete an Accident Report Form, a lead teacher or administrative staff member must provide an authorizing signature. A parent signature is also required.
Fire drills will be conducted monthly. Teachers must shut windows and close doors behind them. One teacher will lead children out the nearest, designated exit, and the second teacher will follow the children out. Children and teachers will stay together in a group in the grassy area to the east of the building by Fairmount towers. Teachers must take the emergency bag, children’s files and sign-in sheets. Teachers are to take roll and a head count when safely outside the building. Teachers will lead children inside the building after the designated person in charge has given the all-clear.
Tornado drills will be conducted monthly, April through September. The Director will announce the drill. Teachers will lead children to their designated tornado drill location. Children will sit on the floor against the wall. Teachers must take the emergency bag, children’s files and sign-in sheets. Teachers are to take roll and a head count when safely at the designated location. Teachers will lead children back to the classrooms after the designated person in charge has given the all clear.
Teacher Assistants must help enforce the following playground rules:
1. Children may not throw sand or tire chips.
2. Children may not climb up the slide.
3. Children must slide feet first down the slide and must be on their bottoms.
4. No toys from the classroom or toys from home are allowed outside on the playground. Balls, shovels, or other outdoor materials are not allowed on climbing structures.
5. Tricycles stay on the sidewalk. Children must be seated to ride tricycles. If a child runs into the wall or another child while riding the tricycle they will loose their turn.
6. Children must sit down to swing. Only one child will be allowed on the swing at a time. Children may not stand on the swing.
7. Pushing, shoving and wrestling are not allowed.
8. Staff are to be actively involved with the children on the playground. Staff must be positioned to view all parts of the playground. Staff must be spread out throughout the playground so that they are on opposite ends of the playground from each other.
9. No climbing on the fence.
10. No climbing on top of the monkey bars.
While you are outside with the children, it is your responsibility to be actively engaged with the children. Adults should be spread out over the playground, able to see all areas.
Teacher Assistants will also be assigned opening and closing duties for the playgrounds. These duties are assigned by the Lead Teacher and you will be notified if these duties are assigned to you.
The children are taken outside daily (except in cases of inclement weather) for fresh air and exercise.
Infants and Toddlers will not go outside if there is precipitation or if the temperature is 35 degrees or below with the wind chill factored in. Preschoolers will not go outsides if there is precipitation but may go outside for limited amounts of time when the temperature is 30 or above with the wind chill factored in. When going outside on cold days, teachers need to assure that coats are zipped and caps (or hoods) and mittens are on.
Infants and Toddlers may go outside if the temperature is 90 degrees or below with the heat index factored in. They may also go outside if the temperature is 90-95 if they are in complete water play, again with the heat index factored in. Preschoolers may go outside if the temperature is 95 degrees or below with the heat index factored in. They may also go outside if the temperature is 95-100 if they are in complete water play, again with the heat index factored in. When going out on hot days, be mindful of the effect the heat has on the children. Teachers will provide opportunities for shade, plenty of water, and limit the amount of time the children are outdoors.
Parent Communication is very important! Make an effort to let each parent know something about what his or her child did during the day. Teacher Assistant communication with parents is to remain positive and helpful. Parents need to know they are valued and welcome in our program. If you run into conflicts or are in doubt when working with a parent, please immediately refer them to the Lead Teacher or Director, Jillian Hoefer (in the Lead Teacher’s absence). Follow specific parent instructions or requests that are determined to be within the scope of our program. Pay special attention to getting parent requests communicated to the Lead Teacher and coworkers (when appropriate) working with the child. For staff working in infant and toddler classrooms, you will be required to complete a daily report sheet for parents. Staff working in preschool classrooms must complete daily report sheets for parents requesting this form. Communication Logs must also be read and signed daily, and Lead Teacher Assistants are required to write in the Communication Log every night.
We have an “OPEN DOOR” policy and we welcome parents and others to visit our center. We will notify teachers in advance of scheduled visitors. Besides prospective parents, we also have student teachers, teacher observers, administrators and an occasional “drop in” visitor. Staff are expected to be courteous at all times to these visitors and welcome them to our center.
It is the responsibility of each staff member to keep rooms and the building neat, safe, clean, organized, attractive and appropriate for children. The Lead Teacher is required to have the classroom ready each day before the children arrive, and Lead Teacher Assistants are responsible for putting the room back in a clean and orderly way at the end of the day. Teachers will encourage children to clean up after themselves in the restrooms, making sure that the water is off, sinks and counters are wiped off, toilets are flushed, and there is no paper on the floor.
The Center telephones are for business purposes. Staff may not receive telephone calls while they are in the classroom except in an emergency. Staff members are responsible for checking their mailboxes for all messages. Cell phones are not to be in the “on” position in the classrooms and are not to be on a person when clocked in for a shift. Staff members must use their break time or wait until their scheduled shift is over to return/make calls, send text messages or IMs. Cell phones are also not to be used during naptimes.
Each staff member has a mailbox located in the hall to the resource room, which should be checked at least once every day the staff member is at work. Please place your picture on the doors of the classrooms you are working in.
Email is to be checked every day. This is how a majority of our correspondence, schedule changes, upcoming events, in-services and reminders will be relayed. It is the responsibility of the Teacher Assistant to be aware of the activities, deadlines, and happenings of the Center.
Generally, classroom materials and supplies are stored in the classrooms. Teacher resource room storage is for supplies ordered by the Center and made available to the staff. Staff may use the items from the shelves, for any Center related projects.
The refrigerator in the teacher resource room may be used to keep staff lunches and drinks, please label them. Staff members are responsible for removing those items each day. Keeping the resource room clean and organized is a group project and it is important that each staff member clean up after him/herself. Please clean up any messes, wipe the table, fold laundry, and put away any items when appropriate.
The copier is not available to Teacher Assistants unless approved by Lead teacher, Director, or Administrative Specialist.
The use of alcohol, drugs or tobacco products is not permitted in the Center, on the playground, or on the grounds. Staff who smoke must wash their hands before entering the classroom and must change into a fresh shirt.
The board is located in the teacher resource room. It is used to inform staff of new policies, workshops, field trip opportunities, etc. It is the staff’s responsibility to check the board for current information and announcements.
Staff parking is located in our parking lot and overflow is allowed to park at the fire station across the street or at Koch Arena. Please do not park in the driveway or in any non-parking spot as this poses a hazard to other drivers.
It is impossible to totally ignore the Christmas/Holiday season in view of the flurry of activities generated by its arrival. The Christmas/Holiday season has a major impact upon the lives of young children, but we must avoid activities which impose beliefs or practices.
We need to be aware of, and sensitive to, the diversity of customs and beliefs represented by the children in our Center. It goes without saying that no child should be embarrassed or made to feel alienated because of his or her parents’ specific faith or beliefs.
The spirit of the season provides an opportunity to emphasize mutual understanding, acceptance and brotherhood among all racial, ethnic and religious elements of the human family.
Activities should not involve children in worship activities and should be structured to present the culture rather than the religious emphasis of the season.
Teacher Assistants use many techniques to assist children in resolving conflicts. Although methods vary depending on children's ages and the severity of the situation, all teach problem-solving skills and instill an intrinsically motivated sense of right and wrong. Teachers use the following techniques when dealing with conflict situations:
• Conscious Discipline
• Limit setting: Children are given basic, clear, and concise rules to guide their behavior. Boundaries and expectations expand as children develop.
• Consistency: So children know what to expect, limits and expectations are consistent throughout the classes, and all adults respond in a similar way to conflict situations.
• Tone: A kind yet serious tone delivered by intervening adults reinforces children's sense of security and lets them know the situation is under control.
• Modeling: Adults clearly demonstrate compassionate, caring behaviors that set examples for children to follow.
• Passive intervention: Teachers give children time to work through their own problems, but are there to help if things escalate to destructive or aggressive behavior.
• Physical intervention: Children are physically separated if they begin to hurt each other.
• Identifying/ interpreting: Teachers clarify problems, diffuse tension, and facilitate problem solving.
• Validating feelings: Acknowledging one's own emotions and those of other children facilitates learning.
• Generating options/solutions: Children are given tools to settle conflicts (negotiate, make retribution, collaborate, etc.).
• Redirection: A request to stop a negative behavior is accompanied by a suggestion for an appropriate behavior to replace it.
• Natural consequences: Teachers point out and reinforce natural consequences as they occur. Children see the results of their own behavior and begin to modify it accordingly. "You threw sand after we asked you not to. Now you need to leave the sandbox and find a different area to play in."
Teachers shall plan their programs as to minimize behavior problems by:
Do say Don't say
|Sit down when you slide||Don't stand up when you slide|
|Dig in the sand||Don't throw the sand|
|Keep the puzzle on the table||Don't dump the puzzle on the floor|
|Turn the pages carefully||Don't tear the book|
|Talkin a quiet voice||Shut up! Don't shout|
|Time to go inside||Should we go inside?|
|Wash your hands||Do you want to wash your hands?|
1. Speak in a calm, kind voice.
2. Speak directly to the child; do not call across a room.
3. Speak in short, meaningful sentences appropriate to the child’s level of understanding. Begin the sentence with the child’s name.
4. Get down on the child’s level if possible so that the child can see your face.
5. Keep your emotions under control.
6. Praise the child for appropriate actions.
1. Make fun (harass, humiliate, name call, embarrass) the child.
2. Give the child a choice if he cannot, in reality, have a choice
3. Compare the child with another child. “See how clean Johnny’s table is.”
4. Be dishonest with the child. “Johnny didn’t mean to hit you.”
5. Make a child feel guilty by saying “I’m ashamed of you.” Instead express your feelings “That makes me angry when you do that.”
6. Make a child feel inferior by saying, “You’re big now. Only babies cry.
7. Make a child say they are sorry.
|CDC Front Desk, Adminstrative Specialist||Amy Mease||(316) 978-3109|
|Director||Jillian Hoefer||(316) 978-5244|
|Infant||Amanda Downing||(316) 978-5245|
|Room 10||Caroline Teter||(316) 978-5249|
|Room 12||Liz Tiede||(316) 978-5250|
|Room 3||Ashley Lunn||(316) 978-5252|
|Room 5||Ashley Fritschle||(316) 978-5246|
|Room 6||Michelle Jarboe||(316) 978-5247|
|Room 8||Carol Lewis||(316) 978-5248|
Student Assistant Handbook
I have reviewed and read the above handbook and will perform my job in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Center.
Employee’s Signature Date
Supervisor’s Signature Date