Active supervision is active teaching. It is watching, listening, staying present physically and mentally, interacting, counting, and preventing problems.

Watch the video: Active Supervision and Engagement

Make sure to watch to the end of the video to test your knowledge. Don’t forget to click “submit” to see how you did!

What to do next:

  • Print out this Active Supervision Poster from ECLKC and place it somewhere to remind you and others what active supervision looks like.
  • Reflect on your practices and prepare. An early childhood environment is full of dynamic and curious learners. Situations may come up that require you to shift your supervision. Read the following scenarios: Virtual Lab School: What Would You Do? Identify the problems related to supervision, then brainstorm possible solutions.

Remember, active supervision is of utmost importance and your responsibility as a skilled educator.  Be flexible and responsive to keep all kids safe.