19.0700 - Child & Custodial Care Services

Technical Standards

III. Competency Goal III – To support and emotional development and to provide positive guidance.

B. Functional Area 9 (Social) - Candidate helps each child feel accepted in the group, helps children learn to communicate and get along with others, and encourages feelings of empathy and mutual respect among chil­dren and adults.

1. Learns about children's stages of social development and helps children and parents deal with such typical issues as separation anxiety, negative behavior, shyness, sexual identity, and making friends.

2. Has realistic expectations for young children's social behavior based on their level of development.

3. Serves as a social model by building a positive relationship with each child and parent and by maintaining positive relationships with other adults in the center.

4. Responds quickly and calmly to prevent children from hurting each other.

5. Helps children learn to respect the rights and possessions of others, in light of local expectations regarding sharing.

6. Encourages children to ask for, accept, and give help to one another.

7. Encourages children to make friends.

8. Helps the children become aware of their feelings and those of others by talking about feelings with each child.

9. Encourages play and relationships among all children across racial, language, ethnic, age, and gender groupings, including children with disabilities.

10. Encourages children to express their feelings and assert rights in socially accept­able ways.

11. Encourages children to comfort and help one another.

12. Encourages children's attempts to use words to resolve conflicts.

13. Encourages cooperation rather than competition.

14. Helps children recognize their own and others' feelings, similarities, and differences and helps them empathize with others.

15. Helps all children feel valued as members of the group.

16. Encourages children to share stories and activities from their families and cultures.

17. Uses stories, pictures, and other materials to help children deal with issues such as sharing, separation, negative behavior, and disabilities.

18. Understands that the social roles and expectations for bilingual children in their family setting may be different from those of the child care program and helps the children to behave appropriately in each.


8 Teaching Strategies

Academic Alignment


Academic Alignment


Academic Alignment

Language Arts


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