Effective Strategies And Tools For Creating A Healthy And Safe Environment For Young Children

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I have included this paper to document my understanding of effective strategies and tools for creating a healthy and safe environment for young children. I have used research to gain a better understanding of what a child needs not only at school, but at home and in his community. I understand the responsibility that teachers, parents, and the community have in creating a supporting environment for the child. I know how important it is for teachers and parents to stay aware and involved in a child’s life. In the future I will refer to this paper to use this knowledge to prevent harmful situations and how to support children’s emotional health. I will also enforce respect and love within the classroom to make my students feel welcomed and safe.

The phrase “Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me” is a commonly used phrase but the truth is, names do hurt. Some adults think it’s apart of growing up but there comes a point when teasing gets out of hand. Whether it’s psychical or emotional, bullying is not something to be taken lightly. Most people think that there isn’t much that can be done about bullying but there are many ways it can be prevented. My hope for teachers, parents, and students is that they not only know how to prevent it, but know how to react to it and what to do. Key parts in bullying prevention is awareness, attitude, and the environment of the school. A change in these things can bring change in schools. Teachers,…

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