Fundamental Area 8:
I provide physical and emotional security for each child and help each child to
know, accept, and take pride in him or herself and to develop a sense of independence.
I do this by adapting indoor and outdoor areas so children can explo
Functional Area 11:
I maintain an open, friendly, and cooperative relationship with each childs family,
encourage their involvement in the preschool program, and support the childs
relationship with his or her family. I do this by ensuring that the room d
Functional Area 1:
I provide a safe environment to prevent and reduce injuries by inspecting outdoor
play equipment to ensure it is in good repair, free of debris, structural hazards, splinters
etc. To prevent injuries in emergency situations, I have prac
Functional Area 4:
I provide a variety of equipment, activities, and opportunities to promote the
physical development of children by ensuring that children have safe opportunities to
jump, run, walk, climb, etc. I also give children the opportunities to
Functional Area 13:
I make decisions based on knowledge of early childhood theories and practices,
promote quality in child care services, and take advantage of opportunities to improve
competence, both for personal and professional growth and for the ben
How do I join NAEYC?
New members join online using the membership application. A printable membership
application is also available, which can be mailed with payment to: NAEYC, P.O. Box
97156, Washington, DC 20090-7156.
How much does membership cost?
Functional Area 12:
I am a manager who uses all available resources to ensure an effective program
operation; am a competent organizer, planner, record keeper, communicator, and a
cooperative co-worker. I do this by regularly observing each childs develop
Physical: Heads, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes.
Heads, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes. Song
Big space to dance
Goals: To demonstrate increasing control of large and
small muscles while learning the various parts of the
The Skin You Live In
By Michael Tyler
Chicago Childrens museum
This picture book takes a cheerful look at human diversity by focusing on skin.
We're Different, We're the Same
By Bobbi Kates
Random House Books for Young Readers
Jim Henson's Sesame Street