Purpose of Assignment:Writing a Competency Statement will demonstrate awareness of best behavior guidance practice through research and assessment, providing a reference for the educator’s understanding and application. This written reflective competency statement aligns with the Council for Professional Recognition’s Standard III: To support social and emotional development and to provide positive guidance, and is a required element in the CDA Professional Portfolio.Course Competency:Identify fundamental child development and learning theories.
Instructions:Content:Begin your reflective statement with a paragraph introducing how your practices as an educator meet this standard. Then, write at least one paragraph on each of the items below, using the labels CS-III-a and CS-III-b. The entire statement should be between 300 and 500 words in length. Visualize and explain what you would do and how you would meet these standards as an early childhood educator.CS-III-a:
Describe some of the ways you support the development of children’s positive self-concepts and growing social/emotional skills.CS-III-b:
Reflect on your philosophy of guiding young children’s positive behaviors. How is your professional philosophy similar or different from how you were guided as a child? How do you constructively deal with young children’s challenging behaviors?Format:Be sure the format and organization of your written reflection are clear and includes:
- The title Competency Statement: CS-III
- Your name
- Proper spelling and grammar