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1. What are a parent's moral responsibilities to their child? A parent’s
moral responsibilities to their child are to help their child develop a positive
self-image, to provide the child with morals and values appropriate for their
own culture, to encourage mutual respect with their words and actions, to
provide kind, fair, and predictable discipline,to be engaged and active with
their children, and to remain involved in their child’s education.
2. What sorts of things are essential to provide a safe environment
for children? Adequate supervision and appropriate precautions, such as
using car seats, providing and/or creating a safe and appropriate space for
children to play, installing carbon-monoxide detectors, and using child safety
locks are critical to ensure a safe environment for children.
3. Describe different types of families. There are 6 different types of
families. There are a traditional families where two parents living in the
same residence and sharing daily care of their child or children,
single-parent families where a mother or father are taking care of their
children and the other parent may be involved or may not be present in the
child's life, there are blended families where a child is living with a biological
parent and a stepparent and may include living with biological siblings, half
siblings, and stepsiblings, there are grandparent families where children live
with the grandparents because their parents are unable to provide the
appropriate care for them, there are adoptive families where children are
adopted and taken care of by non-biological parents, and there are foster
families where children are taken from their parents and placed into the
custody of the state to live with foster families.
4. How can caregivers and parents work together? Parents and
caregivers can work together by talking to each other about the child’s
behavior, energy, and development during child-care hours and setting up
goals for the child with each other. 5. Why is early childhood education important? Early childhood
education is important because it makes a long-term impact on children and
their families. Critical Thinking Questions
1. How can parents be involved in their children's education in early
childhood? They can sit in and watch the routines their child gets in
child-care, they can ask to be informed of the routine for the day and what
they learned to help practice it more with their children at home.
2. What might you do to work with parents to find solutions that
meet the needs of children, parents and caregivers when cultural
issues or parenting philosophies have caused a potential conflict?
For instance, how might you respond if you work in a play-based
facility and parents place a strong value on teaching reading and
writing or if the facility responds quickly to infant cries and parents
believe infants should be allowed to cry and learn to soothe
themselves? I would most likely set up a parent meeting and try to come
to an understanding and negotiation of what we can do to make it work on
3. What can be done to increase tolerance and acceptance of
different races, religions, cultures and disabilities in a child care
facility? We can include them into regular teaching routines in books, and
so that they are seen as a normalcy and students can understand there isn’t
anything wrong with being diverse, such as including books about diversity
like It’s Okay to be Different, The Skin You Live In, Don’t Call Me Special, or
The Family Book during reading time.
4. How can moral values, like kindness, be distinguished from
religious ones, like attending church? Moral values and religious values
are very much alike and are often hard to differentiate, but I think the
biggest difference is that religious values are stricter than that of moral
5. How do you think the responsibilities of a
change depending on the age of the child? T
he responsibilities change because the child-care worker has to remember that the policies are
different for children of different ages, such as food portions, activities, and
sleeping patterns. Lab Questions
Adora Svitak: What Adults Can Learn From Kids <- your first lab link
1. What are some of the things that adults can learn from kids?
Adults can learn to keep motivation and to not put a limit on the things they
think they can and can’t do, as well as keep up hopes in their dreams.
2. What might be some of the benefits for an early childhood
education site to think about what the kids want or to take into
consideration their wishes? A benefit would be that the possibilities of
designs for an educational children site are endless because when it comes
to children anything is possible due to the fact they still have limitless
3. Adora talks about encouraging children to become better adults.
How do you think an early childhood education site can contribute to
this goal? An early childhood education site can contribute to this goal
because it can help teach children their rights from wrongs. It can teach and
encourage them to accept all people regardless of size, weight, race,
religion, skin color, or disabilities.
All About Child Care <- your second lab link
1. What do you think of when you think of childcare? When I think of
childcare I think of the benefits of child-care but also the doubts I have in
the child-care system.
2. Why might a parent choose to use a family childcare center? A
parent might opt to use a family child-care center because it’s usually a
single person and they can get to know them and make a healthy
attachment to the caregiver and get one one one attention as compared to a
facility where they won’t have much individual attention. 3. Why might a parent choose a childcare center? A parent might
choose a childcare center because there’s more diversity in the children,
their children will have the opportunity to make friends within their age
group or outside of their age group, and they may have more access to
outside play and activities that interest their child.
4. What should a parent look for when choosing a child care provider
for a young child? For most infants and toddlers a parent should look for a
low child-care provider to children rate to encourage more individual time
with the caregiver, more space and time for the child to explore, a variety of
activities for the child to do, and books they can have read to them or time
for the child to be talked to.
5. What should a parent look for when choosing a child care provider
for an older child? When looking for a child care provider for an older child
you want to look for someone that your child can have a good relationship
with, a literacy rich environment for learning language and reasoning, a
place where they can develop positive peer relationships, a structured
schedule so they can have routine, but that can still be flexible, a well
organized space so children have an easier time when they need to find
materials for an activity, a variety of play activities for the child to choose
from, and last but not least, a place where children are free and encouraged
to be creative and explore.
6. The video is geared toward parents who are looking for childcare.
What could a childcare provider learn from this video? What did
parents want in their children's caregivers? A child-care provider can
learn what it expected of them when caring for their child and it can teach
childcare providers what they need to do to make sure they trust the
caretaker with their child. They looked for richness of the environment, the
genuinity of care that the child-care providers shows for their child, ...
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- Fall '17