According to the University of Minnesota, “The term developmentally appropriate care is commonly used by child care professionals to describe care that takes into account the level of physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of a child.” Nurseries face a tough challenge of providing developmentally appropriate care when children of broad age ranges or of various abilities are being educated under one roof. The best tactic for dealing with this sort of situation is to have efficient communication between staff members so that when assistance is needed it can be communicated swiftly and without adding additional distraction to the situation and environment.
The SmartAlert® messaging system by JTECH featuring StaffComm™ is a resource that enhances the ability of childcare providers to offer developmentally appropriate care. Push button messaging makes it virtually effortless to communicate needs between staff members. In addition, JTECH appreciates that not all businesses are alike and that what works for one might not work for another. For this reason, JTECH’s pager systems are completely customizable to suit the needs of various organizations. In addition, because UHF technology provides complete coverage with a range of up to two miles, the system is ideal for connecting staff members who might be in separate buildings or across a company campus. Developmentally appropriate care requires staff interaction with the children by talking to them as well as listening to what they have to say. Accomplishing this is much easier when staff is equipped with tools that allow them to dedicate the majority of their attention to the children.