View From the Door: Creating Welcoming, Respectful, Work Environments for EC Professionals

Type
Course
Date of Publication
July 7, 2021
Price
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Overview

As a program leader, recognize the significance of personal interactions and communication with staff, parents, and children as a critical piece for the success of an early childhood program. Examine the need for communication and collaboration with staff and families to build policies and procedures within the workplace.

Course Information

As a program leader, recognizing the significance of personal interactions and communication with staff, parents, and children is critical for your early childhood program.

Examining these core factors and understanding the implication that the physical environment has on the center's well being are wonderful first steps.

Identifying the different modes of communication and their importance in the workplace, as well as recognizing the need for staff participation in practices and policies are additional ways to enhance your program.

Funding for this one-hour training course was provided by the Workforce Solutions as part of their Early Care and Education Quality Improvement initiative.

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