A typical day would be spent in carrying out planned age appropriate activities for the children, birth thru 3 years old. I am responsible for giving them breakfast, lunch, and snack. I also diaper and do potty training. I maintain a safe, clean, happy environment while incorporating learning experiences.
I have learned that children are just mini versions of adults and they too are entitled to a bad day just like us...but most of all I learned patience and you need to appreciate the little things as seen through the eyes of a small child.
I am very fortunate to work with a great group of people who truly put the needs of the children first. They are all kind loving people.
The hardest part of my job is when it's time to send the children up to the next room when they are 3. I get attached to each and every one of my kids and I truly do miss them when they move on.
The most enjoyable part of my job is watching each child grow and develop. I'm very fortunate as I get to see a lot of "firsts", such as first steps, first roll over, etc.