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Core Competency #2 Guiding and Interacting with Children and Youth

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3. Acceptance of all children and youth (check your current knowledge and skill level). *This question is required.
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I plan and implement activities and environments that recognize and respect the individuality of each child and youth; guides staff in developmentally appropriate guidance strategies. (1-M) *This question is required
I encourage each child and youth to develop social relationships that recognize and value similarities and differences. (2.-I) *This question is required
I demonstrate respect for the individuality of each child and youth; supports a program environment that ensures each child and youth feels respected, valued, and accepted. (1-I). *This question is required
I mentor staff in the development, implementation, and modification of activities and adaptation of environments to ensure each child and youth is respected and accepted; ensures staff respect each child, youth, and family. (1-A). *This question is required
I establish culture that is accepting and respectful of individual differences. (2-A).
I provide leadership and guidance to staff to ensure that the individual differences of each child, youth, family, and staff is respected and accepted. (2-A).
I appreciate and promote positive interactions among groups. (2-M). *This question is required
I develop activities and environments that respect and value the diversity of the group. (2-M). *This question is required
4. Relationships/interactions with children and youth (check your current knowledge and skill level.) *This question is required.
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I continuously assess program and encourages staff self reflection. (4-A).
I recognize that strong adult-child and adult-youth relationships support optimal growth and development. (3-M). *This question is required
I interact appropriately and establish positive, supportive, relationships with each child and youth. (4-I) *This question is required
I interact with each child and youth as an individual based on their own strengths, learning styles, and needs. (4-M). *This question is required
I model positive values, such as genuineness, caring, honesty, trust, helpfulness, and respect for differences when resolving conflicts. (3-I) *This question is required
I demonstrate realistic expectations and provide opportunities in regard to the emotional needs, interests, social abilities, and physical needs. (3-A). *This question is required
I provide guidance to staff to ensure appropriate interactions with children, youth, and families. (4-A).
I ensure that each child and youth has a positive and supportive relationship with adult(s) in the program who provides individual attention. (3-M). *This question is required
I guide staff in balancing individual and group needs. (3-A). *This question is required
I build a trusting relationship with each child and youth, providing physical and emotional security. (4-I). *This question is required
I model active listening and responds to children’s and youth’s needs, ideas, and questions; demonstrating interest and support. (4-M)
I ensure that each child and youth have opportunities for individual attention/interactions. (3-A). *This question is required
I practice reflective supervision strategies and assess need for professional development for staff (4.-A).
5. Supporting children’s and youth’s interactions (check your current knowledge and skill level) *This question is required.
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I develop activities and plan environments that actively support children’s and youth’s developing self-concept. (5-M) *This question is required
I understand the importance of and support social interactions of each child and youth through play, recreational activities, art/dramatic activities and learning experiences. (5-I). *This question is required
I monitor, evaluate, and guide staff to ensure that the program climate and environment promote developmentally appropriate positive interactions.(5-A). *This question is required
6. Child guidance (check your current knowledge and skill level) *This question is required.
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I establish and demonstrate clear and consistent rules, routines, and limits and use positive reinforcement, logical and graduated consequences to guide behavior. (6-I) *This question is required
I practice and model developmentally appropriate guidance strategies that promote positive behaviors, problem-solving, and self-regulation; models behavior expectations based on the age and developmental level of each child and youth.(6-M) *This question is required
I guide staff in setting clear and consistent rules, routines, and limits that take into consideration individual and cultural differences; and positive reinforcement and redirection. (6-A). *This question is required
I assess and apply different techniques to promote positive and supportive relationships with and among children and youth. (6-A) *This question is required
I assist children and youth in recognizing, labeling, accepting, and expressing their feelings, and needs in appropriate ways. (7-I) *This question is required
I assist children and youth in listening and responding to others. (7-I). *This question is required
I facilitate problem-solving with and among children and youth (7-M). *This question is required
I use appropriate strategies to guide each child and youth in identifying additional opportunities for expression and communicating differences with each other.(7-M). *This question is required
I build relationships with children, youth, families, staff, schools, social service agencies, etc. that encourage consistent communications regarding guidance and problem solving (7-A). *This question is required
I assess problem solving and teaching strategies and make appropriate modifications.(7-A) *This question is required
7. Groups and environments (check your current level of knowledge and skills). *This question is required.
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I facilitate smooth transition of individuals and groups between activities. (9-M).
I demonstrate understanding of how the environment affects child and youth behavior (9-M). *This question is required
I establish a social climate that encourages self expression, participation, interdependence, cooperation and responsibility. (8-M). *This question is required
I establish individual and group rules and behavior policies. (9-A)
I provide staff support for interventions that help children and youth practice rules and develop self-control. (8-A) *This question is required
I monitor, evaluate, and provide guidance for social-emotional curriculum that involves children and youth (9-A).
I engage in interactions that create a sense of belonging and connection among children and youth. (8-I). *This question is required
I establish clear policies on social-emotional climate that reflect program and positive family and community values. (8-A). *This question is required
I implement activities to support project-based and age appropriate experiences to foster cognitive development in each individual. (11-M) *This question is required
You have completed the Self-Assessment for Core Competency Area 2 - Guiding and Interacting with Children and Youth.

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