Welcome to ChildRoots!
We’re so glad that you’re joining us! Your first week will provide you with all the training and tools you’ll need to have a successful start in your new role and will consist of:
Three days of “Why Training” with Christina “Nina” Unga, ChildRoots Visionary and Owner
Hands-on training at your center
Nina leads an offsite group training we call “Why Training” in which you’ll be introduced to:
The ChildRoots approach to language and conflict resolution
Emergent curriculum, project-based and schema learning, and how to support them in the classroom
This training typically occurs on Wednesdays. Your Director will give you all the info about where and when.
We’ll introduce you to our school and discuss:
School-wide policies and procedures
Health and safety
Logistics and human resources
We’ll also orient you to your classroom and provide individual, hands-on training in:
Classroom policies and procedures
Our daily rhythms and the different learning opportunities you’ll be able to incorporate into each day
Maintaining a child-centered class environment
Primary care - food and rest
What to do before your first day
Compose a brief Bio and share a photo for posting at your center. Here’s a guide and some examples…
Also, there are several courses and certifications to complete, including:
Enrollment in Oregon’s Central Background Registry (CBR)
If you haven’t started the process, do so here. It can take a few weeks to process your application, so don’t delay!
Recognizing & Reporting Child Abuse & Neglect online course
Introduction to Health & Safety online course
Pediatric CPR/First Aid Certification - find and register for a class
Sleep Safety for Oregon’s Infants online course
Oregon Food Handler’s Card online course
Email evidence of completion of these to your Director ASAP!
What to bring on your first day
□ Yourself, dressed in comfortable clothing in which you can move easily
□ A notepad and pen or pencil to take notes
□ Any certifications you haven’t already shared with your Director