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What can a TeacherCaregiver do for my child?
TeacherCaregivers provide for ALL the daily nurturing and care for your child. The care and educational support is tailored to meet the needs and goals of each family. However, TeacherCaregivers typically offer the following child-related responsibilities:
1. Daily Childcare
- Planning and preparing nutritious meals and snacks
- Supervising, safety and self-care
- Providing transportation to playgroups, appointments, field trips, and other socializing and enrichment activities
- Adhereing to health in caring for bottles and related baby and childcare needs
- Maintaining and organizing the children's areas and materials
- Supervising the children's age-appropriate responsibilities
- Shopping for groceries or supplies
2. Language Development
A TeacherCaregiver can enhance your child's language development through:
- Engaging in conversations and daily interactions
- Speaking in simple, clear language with eye-contact
- Reading aloud and engaging in picture books
- Sharing stories from books and your child's life
- Singing songs and rhymes during routine parts of your child's day
- Engaging in vocabulary/word games based on your child's interests and abilities
3. Creativity & Dexterity
A TeacheraCaregiver can encourage your child's creativity and dexterity through:
- Arts and crafts (from water painting to mosaics, beading and kite-building)
- Imaginary play that your child initiates
- Puppetry, felt boards or homemade toys that your child helps to create
- Music making with everyday home items
- Backyard adventures
- Spontaneous lessons based on an interests expressed by your child
4. Social & Emotional Confidence
How can TeacherCare enhance my child's social and emotional confidence?
- Strengthening sibling relationships and building appreciation and cooperation between siblings
- Encouraging eye-contact through engaging interactions throughout each day
- Supporting the development of empathy, and related behaviors such as manners
- Offering positive modeling in language and actions
- Creating play dates at the park or in your home
- Conversation skills
- Organizing field trips to neighborhood centers
- Nurturing one-on-one attention
- Meeting your child's developmental needs
- Encouraging your child to be independent - based on development
- Teaching self-care skills
- Inspiring your child to reach his potential
- Giving your child a positive outlook and sense of self
5. Physical Health
How can a teacher encourage my child's physical health?
- Nature walks at the park or neighborhood
- Potty training
- Movement games
- Floor time, rocking and cuddling time for babies
- Sports, tumbling, dancing, nature appreciation and explorations for older children
- Fun and healthy recipes that make eating and food preparation healthy, fun and educational
6. Cognitive Development
How does a teacher enhance my child's cognitive development?
|FOR BABIES||FOR OLDER CHILDREN|
- Introducing peaceful sensory images of colors, shapes, objects, pictures, as well as textures, sounds, places, sights...
- Emphasizing contrasts of light and dark, low and high pitches, rough and smooth textures, big and small, up and down
- Encouraging an awareness of cause and effect and the functions of objects
- Encouraging an understanding of relationships: (running water = bath, car =dad is home)
- Exploration of objects and environments
- Daily cuddling for little ones
- An environment that is created for optimal learning
- Memory games
- Opportunities abound for teachers to help your child practice problem solving skills, self-confidence, and following directions. These opportunities arise naturally, for example, in one's relationship with siblings or in simply getting ready for a trip to the store.
- Science and nature lessons happen while playing peek-a-boo, bird watching or enjoying a gardening project together.
- Academic preparation also occurs naturally. Math skills develop in the kitchen while measuring ingredients for a cookie recipe and science concepts crystallize when mixing a bowl of batter.
- Assistance with schoolwork
- Formal or informal tutoring
- Field trips to zoos, art museums and other cultural locations
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