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  • Express a welcoming attitude in your voice and gestures
  • Express affection and comfort children
  • Follow predictable routines and schedules
  • Be sensitive to each child’s personality and manner of expressing emotions

Ensure children feel safe, cared for, and have a sense of belonging

    • Affirm children’s positive behavior
    • Stick to predictable routines for your daily schedule and the sequence of steps that are part of meals, clean-up, and activities
    • Give children cues for transitions, like singing a “clean-up” song
    • Communicate rules clearly and enforce them
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