Daily Jobs are an excellent way to build a community in your program and develop a sense of purpose in children. This Town square created resource guides in understanding the importance of jobs, how they can be beneficial in the program’s daily schedule, and how to best utilize them for your specific children.

Daily jobs

After selecting the jobs that best fit your program, one way to create a job chart is to use a baking sheet and magnets. Take pictures or have children draw the jobs, then print or have children write their name (if possible laminate them). Attach a magnet to the names and the jobs. Alternatively, you can use a felt board and velcro. Make sure that the Job chart is visible daily for children, and they can have access to it if they need to look at their job for the day.


Changing activities throughout the day can be challenging for children.  This handout from the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) gives some helpful ideas about being proactive when it comes to transitions to help children become independent in moving between activities over time.


Helping Children make transitions between activities 

El cambio de actividades a lo largo del día puede ser difícil para los niños.  Este folleto del Centro de Fundamentos Sociales y Emocionales para el Aprendizaje Temprano (Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning, CSEFEL) ofrece algunas ideas útiles a manejar las transiciones para ayudar a los niños a ser independientes en el cambio de actividades a través del tiempo.


Cómo ayudar a niños a manejar las transiciones entre actividades