Encourages children to take responsibility for their own actions

Engages in one-on-one interactions with children

Role models care, empathy and respect for children, educators and families

Actively engages in play and social experiences with children

Supports communication between children

Models appropriate communication for children

Models and encourages two-way communication through questioning and listening

Encourages children to express their ideas, feelings and negotiate roles

Encourages collaboration between children to achieve shared goals

Assist children to develop trusting relationships with educators

Encourages children to respect each other's individual differences

Respects children's choice to watch and observe rather than participate

Encourages children to try new and challenging experiences

Offers children choices within play environments and resources

Gives positive praise and encouragement t children for them to experience pride and confidence in achievements

Uses routine to undertake intentional teaching and seek opportunities for spontaneous learning

Uses resources flexibly to meet children's individual preferences and prompt extensions to play

Follows child's lead in play when invited to participate

Initiates play and invites children to participate

Interacts with children showing enthusiasm, playfulness and enjoyment

Areas of strength

Areas in need of improvement

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