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Reflection is the internal process of thinking through how we make decisions and arrive at opinions as well as the way we examine events that have occurred and the circumstances that surround them. It is the purposeful act of contemplation that leads to deepened perspectives and new solutions.
Knowledge of self is the foundation of professional competence. In order to nurture the young children and families in our care, it is critical that we be our authentic selves each and every day. Understanding our own tendencies, beliefs, biases, strengths and fears allows us to balance who we tend to be as subjective people with who we must be as objective professionals.
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