Professional Development & Leadership
Child care providers who take a planned, professional approach to their important work gain confidence, earn respect and experience greater job satisfaction. Here are some things to consider as you build your professional and leadership skills:
Attitude and Appearance
Good personal hygiene and a positive attitude can set the tone for the day and your interactions with children and families.
Good Work Habits
Child care providers who complete daily tasks efficiently can maximize their time spent interacting with children. Be a team player and work cooperatively with colleagues.
Respect for Others
People gain respect by respecting others. Child care providers who keep private/sensitive information confidential, work to understand the cultures and traditions of others and strive to treat all children and families with dignity become respected leaders, teachers and mentors.
Never Stop Learning
Participation in professional associations and building skills through on-going training demonstrates your commitment to quality care for children.
Public Policy and Advocacy
An awareness and understanding of public policies and a willingness to serve as an advocate for positive change establishes your credibility as a leader.
Visit the Child Care Aware® of North Dakota Training Center to search and register for training related to ND Core Competency: Professional Development & Leadership.