The Wonderful World of Children

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All children are unique. Therefore a childcare workers personality should be specific, they also need to make sure that their daily lesson plan fits the age group and keeps the children's attention, and though the career of child care takes lots of hard work, dedication, and patience it requires little education though it is recommended. Childcare can be a fun experience if you take the time to give it a chance.

If you have already had an opportunity to take care of children, then you probably know you need some special qualities to work with young kids. The character and personality you bring to your work are very important. A childcare workers personality will help them to be more successful as they work with young children and their parents. As a childcare worker you need to be prepared to communicate effectively with adults as well as children. You need to be able to maintain contact with parents or guardians through informal meetings or scheduled conferences.

"Parents expect childcare workers to act as 'temporary parents,' and parents may often feel conflicted and anxious that they are still involved with their children's lives during the time when they cannot be with them, they will want to be informed." (Sanna 8) Each time you decide how to act in any given situation, you are also deciding the sort of character you want to have. This is when the other aspects of character (integrity, trustworthiness, justice, fairness, and citizenship) become very important. You then treat others, including your students as you would want to be treated. This means that as a child care worker you will need to remember what it felt like to be their age, living in a world with people who were much older. "You should respect children's individuality and not...