Writing a Competency Statement will demonstrate awareness of best practices

 Writing a Competency Statement will demonstrate awareness of best practices ensuring a well-run and purposeful program responsive to participants’ needs, providing a reference for the educator’s understanding and application. This written reflective competency statement aligns with the Council for Professional Recognition’s Standard V: To Ensure a Well-run, Purposeful Program Responsive to Participant Needs, and is a required element in the CDA Professional Portfolio 

 

  • Begin your reflective statement with a paragraph introducing how your practices as an educator meet this standard. Then, write at least one paragraph on each of the items below, using the labels CS-V-a and CS-V-b.
  • The entire statement should be between 300 and 500 words in length. Visualize and explain what you would do and how you would meet these standards as an early childhood educator.
  • CS-V-a:
  • Why are observation and documentation of important parts of program management?
  • CS-V-b:
  • How would you ensure that you are accurately/objectively observing and tracking each child’s developmental and learning progress?

*If you are NOT currently in a child care setting or directly working with children, visualize and explain what you would do and how you would meet these standards if you were a teacher or educator.

Format:

  • Be sure the format and organization of your written reflection are clear and includes:
  • The title Competency Statement: CS-V
  • Your name
  • Be sure the format and organization of your written reflection are clear and includes:
  • The title Competency Statement: CS-V
  • Your name