A program of Lutheran Social Services in western North Dakota and Lakes & Prairies Community Action Partnership in eastern North Dakota

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.


Training Recommendation

Visit the Child Care Aware® of North Dakota Training Center to search and register for training related to ND Core Competency: Professional Development & Leadership.

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