Be able to organize time, materials, to prioritize tasks, to perform several tasks at once and adapt to changing situations.
Have the mental capacity for complex thought as demonstrated in prerequisite college level course work.
Able to analyze, synthesize, integrate concepts,and problem solve to formulate assessment and educational judgements.
Demonstrate the ability to think analytically about educational issues.
Demonstrate the ability to multi-task and to adapt to and display flexibility in changing situations, and be able to perform the above skills independently.
Have the necessary interpersonal competencies to function effectively with diverse populations and to function collaboratively as part of a professional team.
Communicate effectively with other students, faculty, staff, and professionals.
Express ideas and feelings clearly.
Demonstrate a willingness and ability to listen to others.
Demonstrate sufficient skills in spoken English to understand content presented in the program, to adequately complete all verbal assignments, and to meet the objective of the internship experiences.
Appreciate the value of diversity and look beyond self in interactions with others.
Must not impose personal religious, sexual, and/or cultural values on others.
Demonstrate an awareness of appropriate social boundaries between students and educators and to show that they are ready and able to observe those boundaries.
Demonstrate positive social skills in professional and social interactions with faculty, colleagues, parents, and students.
Demonstrate the ability to express their viewpoints and negotiate difficulties appropriately, without behaving unprofessionally with instructors, peers, or students.
Ability to respond appropriately to stressful environments.
Manage academic schedules and deadlines.
Perform in fast paced early childcare situations.
Demonstrate the ability to work with frequent interruptions.
Respond appropriately to unexpected situations.
To cope with extreme variations in workload and stress levels.
Possess the ability to make and execute quick, appropriate, and accurate decisions in a stressful environment, and have the capacity to maintain composure and continue to function well in a myriad of situations.
Possess sufficient physical strength, flexibility, and dexterity to perform education and care routines for children.
Manipulate materials and equipment such as scissors, puzzles, computers, and CD players.
Provide safe and nurturing contact to promote healthy development.
Safely lift and transport children during car routines such as diapering and feeding.
Have the mobility to move from the floor to a standing position.
Interact with children at varying heights, and evacuate children in cases of emergency.
Sufficient auditory, visual and tactile ability to ensure a safe environment for children.
Recognize and interpret expressions and body language.
Identify normal and abnormal patterns of behavior in children.
Maintain visual supervision of children at all times, and scan the environment and facilities for safety purposes.
Ability to demonstrate professional behaviors and a strong work ethic.
Demonstrate initiative, flexibility, enthusiasm, honesty, cooperation and industrious behavior.
Recognize personal limitations and request assistance as appropriate.
Demonstrate respect for the child, other education professionals and the profession of Early Childhood.
Perform duties efficiently, willingly and thoroughly.
Present professional appearance and maintain personal hygiene.
Be able to work under time constraints, concentrate in distracting situations, make subjective judgments, and ensure safety in emergencies.
Use sound judgment.
Seek and effectively use help for medical and emotional problems that interfere with academic and/or professional performance, and the ability to deal with current life stressors through the use of appropriate coping mechanisms.