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1. Describe the difference between cleaning, sanitizing and
disinfecting. Cleaning removes dirt and most organisms from surfaces and
objects, sanitizing reduces the number of bacteria on an object or surface to
a safe level, and disinfecting kills germs on a surface or an object and is
essential to do with any surface tha thas come in contact with bodily fluids
2. Why is proper cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting so important?
While sanitizing and disinfecting agents are simply sprayed on the surface,
cleaning allows for the opportunity to wash and scrub each surface in the
child-care center, removing dirt. Regular cleaning will keep the child-care
home looking clean and remove most germs and organisms from surfaces.
3. When should caregivers and children wash their hands? Children
should wash hands upon arrival, after toileting or diaper changes, after
blowing their noses, sneezing, or coughing, before and after meals, before
water table play, following any interactions with pets or cages, after playing
outside, before going home, and whenever visibly dirty. Caregivers should
wash their hands upon arrival, before handling food or bottles or feeding
children, after using the restroom, assisting a child in the restroom, or
changing diapers, after contact with bodily fluids of any sort, including
coughing or wiping a child's nose, after handling pets or cages, after
cleaning up bathrooms or other messes, after use of gloves for any purpose,
before and after giving or applying medication or wound care, and before
4. Describe appropriate infant feeding for babies too young to sit
upright, including food storage and preparation. Bottles for breastmilk
or formula should be refrigerated with the child’s name and used within two
days. Breastmilk may be stored in the child-care freezer but needs to be
dated within three months and used within that time and infants should be
fed in the upright position. 5. What safety measures are essential to deal with climbing
children? Furniture, including shelving, must be secured to the walls or
floors with safe and appropriate bolts or brackets. Critical Thinking Questions
1. How should caregivers handle cleaning during the day, while
children are present? While the children are present at the daycare home
or facility a caregiver should clean it while the children are in another room
2. What are the risk factors for SIDS? How can caregivers help to
reduce these risks? It is believed that SIDS is the result of at least two
factors, including an immature arousal system and the body's inability to
accurately detect carbon-monoxide levels. Caregivers can help reduce these
risks by making sure the room is at a comfortable temperature, typically
between 65 and 82 degrees Fahrenheit, making sure infants are dressed
appropriately, but not overdressed as overheating contributes to SIDS,
making sure that they place infants to sleep on their backs, never their sides
or stomachs, making sure that crib mattresses should have a fitted sheet
covering the mattress but should not have blankets, pillows, or crib
bumpers, making sure that they do not smoke inside the child-care facility
or around infants, or even around the outside of the child care facility,
child-care providers can opt to create a breastfeeding-friendly environment
to help mothers successfully breastfeed and provide breast milk to their
infants, as it reduces the risk of SIDS, offering infants pacifiers with parental
consent as it can reduce the risk of SIDS as well, maintain good
hand-washing practices to prevent the spread of illness in the child-care
facility, and by seeking medical care for a child who turns blue, has difficulty
breathing, or is struggling to breathe after vomiting.
3. What can caregivers do to encourage breastfeeding mothers?
Child-care providers can opt to create a breastfeeding-friendly environment
to help mothers successfully breastfeed and provide breast milk to their
4. How can child care centers create a safe and secure environment,
preventing possible abductions or unwanted adults present? Child-care facilities may rely upon a supervised front desk or locked inner
door to maintain security, and child-care homes may lock the front door.
Children in care should be released only to a parent or authorized individual.
In the case of an authorized individual, centers and homes must require
positive identification. In some circumstances, parents may give consent by
phone, but only with prior written authorization
5. What can parents look for to recognize a safe and clean space?
They can look for child proofed areas, like child safety locks, child proof
gating, seeing that possible harming chemicals and flammable items are out
of child reach and locked up in cabinets, etc.. Lab Questions
Helicopter Parenting <- your first lab link
1. What is helicopter parenting? Helicopter parenting is when a parent
smothers their child and keeps eyes on them at all times.
2. The video discusses one type of helicopter parenting that involves
safety. Describe this type of helicopter parenting. What effect could
this have? The need to be needed by your child can affect their life and the
parents life. They can start to feel, well, smothered and push their parents
away because of it or they can become overly dependent on their parents
and won’t be able to experience life on their own.
3. Why are rules important in early childhood education sites? How
do rules contribute to child development and safety? Rules are
important in early childhood education sites because it helps the child learn
their right from wrongs. It teaches them what kind of behavior is allowed
and accepted and what is unaccepted and is not tolerated in the center and
because of these rules they will learn how to cooperate and learn that
consequences have actions when you break rules.
4. How can caregivers help give children self-confidence safely?
Caregivers can help children gain self confidence by encouraging children to
do the right things. The more children notice that you’re praising them for
doing positive acts the more the children will do the positive acts because they notice the attention that they receive when they do these acts and it
makes them feel good.
5. As an early childhood education caregiver, what would be a
challenge of working with a helicopter parent? What could you do to
make the situation better for everyone? A challenge would probably be
the fact that the parent would probably want to sit it on a lot of days and
watch my every move and ask why I’m doing something for somebody else’s
child and not theirs and it eventually will cause a lot of commotion because
every parent thinks their child should come first.
Caring Kids <- your second lab link
1. How can caregivers encourage good behavior? Caregivers can
encourage good behavior by acknowledging the positive things that a child
does and praise them for doing them so that they’ll do them more often.
2. What is "Grandma's rule"? “Grandma’s rule” is when you require a
child to do something they don’t want to do before doing something they
want to do.
3. Why is it important for early childhood caregivers to take care of
themselves? How can you do this? It is important for caregivers to take
care of themselves too because the behavior management techniques work
best when the the caregiver is not overly stressed and tired. They can better
take care of themselves by surrounding themselves with other people who
support and encourage them.
4. Why is safety important to child development? Imagine that you
are caring for an infant and toddler in your current home. How could
you improve the safety of the environment for the children? Safety is
important to child development because it helps them learn how to be
independent and build a good bond with their parent and/or caregiver, and
reduces the risk that they will act out in violence in the future. You can
improve the safety of the environment by paying attention and being
attentive and responsive to the babies’ needs.
5. What tip in the video did you find most helpful or interesting?
Why? My three favorite tips were using “grandma’s rule”, encouraging good behavior in children, and taking care of yourself because I know that
“grandma’s rule” is very effective in young children especially 1-2 year olds,
encouraging behavior develops positive self-esteem as children grow, and
that remembering to take care of yourself is important to make sure you
keep a positive self-esteem as well. Meaningful differences in the everyday experience of young american
children by betty hart and todd r. risley ...
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- Fall '17