Watching how the children grow and learn.
Pros: parent involvement, free lunch, paid time off, and benefits
Cons: lack of staff interest in their jobs and too many chiefs.
I would clock in, set up classroom daily with activities for children. We would interact with the children and parents through greetings and positive communication (Ex: How was your weekend, how was Susie's night, etc.
I learned to follow the child's lead, flexibility, creativity and children are people too and they need to be heard.
Management was conflicting at times, because they would not all the time be on the same page as far as giving accurate information.
Some co-workers I worked with were there to assist the children in progression and some were there just for a pay check.
There was no hard part because I enjoy what I do and what I bring to children, families, staff and the agency.
The most enjoyable part of the job was to see how well the children progressed and how most of the families were involved. I have had the majority of my families ask me about disciplining without spanking, potty training, and milestones of their children development.