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Accepting your role as supervisor can be challenging. Admitting that you’re
the supervisor means knowing that your role has changed within your pro-
gram. And for some supervisors, it may mean consistently performing well to
earn others’ respect for your new role. Either way, owning your position and
being a courageous leader take time and dedication, but you can do it!
If you’re committed to young children, then you’ll care about the success
of the adults on your team too. Read the next chapter to learn more about
guiding adults to succeed just as you did for each child you cared for and
OPTIMIZE YOUR KNOWLEDGE
1 Do you currently hold a supervisory role, or are you hoping to have
one? What do you like about supervising others, or why do you want
to be a supervisor?
2 Do you agree that supervising adults is similar to teaching children?
Why or why not?