Johnnie Mae Rodney understands that childcare cannot be a one-size-fits-all arrangement.
“To put a group of children all in one room, infants and toddlers, just confuses everything,” said the 18-year certified childcare instructor at Indianola’s BeBe Kids Learning Center. “Each age group is learning something different, doing something different, and they need their own space.”
A simple greeting can mean the difference between a good day and bad one, and Kenya Raymond wants every day to be good.
“It’s important to know how a person wants to be greeted, both parents and children,” said Raymond, an Early Head Start Child Care Partnership instructor from Moorhead. “It’s all part of interacting in a way that makes for a better day.”
These and other techniques were part of a recent “Conscious Discipline” training sponsored by Delta Health Alliance and the Sunflower Childcare Coalition,