Daycare assistant. By Alexandra Dagelet. Work Place. Back to Basics Daycare Center 209 West 13th Street, N. Van, BC V7M 3K8 Contact info: [email protected] Phone: (604) 980-0456 or (604) 626-5720 Fax: (604) 980-0455
By Alexandra Dagelet
I work every week from 2:00PM to 5:00PM on
Mondays (Week 2)
Tuesdays (Week 1)
Days worked on:
Dec. 11, 2012
Dec. 17, 2012
Jan. 8, 2013
Jan. 14, 2013
Jan. 22, 2013
Jan. 28, 2013
Feb. 5, 2013
My first day was also my worst day. It was my worst day because I didn't know any of the kids, or what to do for that matter. I was the only student volunteer in that room, so I felt rather inferior. I felt very awkward standing there, but once I was approached by some of the kids, I felt more comfortable.
My best day was the day I got my evaluation back from the daycare teacher, Val. On January 14th, 2013, I got my mid-term evaluation from my teacher and I noticed my flaws. I knew that I was still quite timid and needed to read and talk more to the kids, and I could not fix that problem if I did not face it. So it was the best day because I started practicing my social skills and managed to work on my relationship with the kids.
The funniest thing that happened to me at the daycare was that as we were helping the kids get ready to go outside, after I had just finished zipping up this boy's jacket, the same child turned to me, and copying the teacher's tone, told me to get ready myself. The two teachers that had heard his order started laughing and I, laughing myself, rushed to grab my jacket.
First day blog entry:Day 1: Dec. 11, 2012Hours worked: 3 hoursToday, I was shown around by Kim Marshall (my supervisor) and later appointed to the room where I would be assisting other teachers. Throughout the day, I received help from another teacher there, Val, and was told the children’s daily schedule (such as nap time, bathroom break, snack time, playing time outside, etc). I helped tidy up after nap time as well as helped the kids put on their shoes. I also assisted the teachers with getting the children dressed for outside play time.