Inspirational and Empowering Child Care Business Owners To Build Successful Child Care Businesses

Bradley Russle 2

I was recently talking with a Dad of an infant, while he was enrolling his infant in my Child Care center. The Dad asked me the following question: “Do you think it is appropriate for teachers to kiss a child?”

I immediately thought to myself, that is inappropriate behavior in a child care setting. Then I replied: ” No that is not appropriate and I believe that kisses should be saved for mommy, daddy and grandparents.

However, I do believe that caregivers naturally bond with children and it is appropriate to show that you care for a child by giving the child a gentle hug, using a nurturing tone a voice or by  gently rubbing a child’s back that is having difficulty sleeping at nap time.

I shared this post with you to inspire you to be mindful of the child-staff interactions in your Child Care program.  Furthermore, what we (Child Care providers) may think is appropriate; may not be appropriate to a parent.

Also, be sure that you define appropriate Child- Teacher interactions in your classroom handbook or program policies.

What are your thoughts about this post? Feel free to share.

Shiketa

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