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1.4: Beginning your Journey

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    As a department, we believe strongly in supporting future educators, as a group and as individuals. As you begin your course work with us, we see you as just that. You are now beginning your college journey that will end with your successful completion of the coursework required to work with young children and their families. As such, we are here to hold you to high standards and to support you in meeting those standards. Working with children can be very rewarding as well as challenging.

    In your work with young children and families, you will be expected to:

    • work hard
    • arrive on time
    • come prepared
    • participate fully
    • continue to grow and learn
    • be respectful to yourself, others and property
    • maintain confidentiality
    • behave in a professional and ethical manner at all times

    What better place to practice these skills than in your CDE courses. We will expect that you will practice each of the skills mentioned above in every  course you take so that they are perfected by the time you begin your career. This is also a time for you to

    • Ask questions
    • Try new things
    • Step outside your comfort zone
    • Join our campus organizations
    • Get to know your current classmates who will be your future colleagues
    • Get to know your professors, they are here to support you
    • Have fun and enjoy the experience

    What a wonderful balance! Learning new content as well as the professional skills needed to succeed in your future career!


    This page titled 1.4: Beginning your Journey is shared under a CC BY-SA license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Cindy Stephens, Gina Peterson, Sharon Eyrich, & Jennifer Paris (College of the Canyons) .