405403RR DESIGNING SPECIALTY AREAS

405403RR DESIGNING SPECIALTY AREAS

1. Youre designing a space for families. Which of the following would be an important step in developing the space?A. Hire a consultant to design the space.B. Have the director design the space since she is aware of the resources that exist.C. Form a group of current teachers and teaching assistants to design the area.D. Interview families about what they would like to see in the space.2. Which of the following is the most accurate statement regarding afterschool spaces?A. The same design rules that apply to preschool environments also apply to afterschool programs.B. If youre in a shared space, it isnt possible to develop learning centers.C. If you must meet in a gym for afterschool care, you can develop centers on the lunch tables.D. It isnt necessary to separate quiet and active centers in afterschool programs.3. What are the signs of burnout in early childhood teachers?A. Negativity about the job and childrenB. Compensating by increasing accomplishmentsC. Feeling like youre adequate but those around you arentD. Increased desire to form close bonds with those at work4. Its recommended that indoor physical centers be set up in stations. Which of the following statements about stations is true?A. Centers should be placed close together so that children can see all their options.B. Two or three stations are typically sufficient.C. Most centers will need to have close adult supervision.D. Centers that children can use independently should be developed around the motor skills categories.5. Which of the following would meet the criteria discussed in the textbook for a one-portion recipe for kindergarten children?A. Making cinnamon rolls from scratchB. Making a loaf of banana bread from a mixC. Making individual browniesD. Making individual fruit salads6. A Reuse Center is one place where teachers might find free materials. Which of the following materials would you be most likely to find at the center?A. Ten-piece puzzlesB. Multicultural dollsC. Manufacturer-rejected CDsD. A balance beam7. To meet the needs of the family and the children in care in family childcare homes, its important to do which of the following?A. Use all the rooms in the house for the childcareB. Assure that none of the rooms are used by both the family and also by the childcareC. Use only the playroom, bathroom, and kitchen for the childcareD. Clearly designate childcare space and family space8. Which of the following statements would be true regarding the value of parental involvement?A. There are no academic or social benefits for children whose families are involved. However, there are values for parents and teachers.B. Children who have families who are involved have greater school success and achievement in every academic area as well as improved motivation, behavior, and attendance.C. While involvement by families is very important when children are preschoolers, the need diminishes as children reach elementary school.D. There are social benefits for children whose families are involved in their schooling but little academic benefit.9. A child is just beginning your program who has been diagnosed with a sensory integration disorder involving the vestibular system. Which of the following materials might you place in the center to specifically assist the child with this condition?A. Music to run toB. Bean bags and a target to throw atC. A spinning disk or a sit-and-spinD. A tall ladder to climb on10. Several teachers are discussing the playground. Which of the following teachers reflects the information found in the textbook?A. After all the planning I need to do for circle time and learning centers, its a relief to have at least one time of the day that I dont have to plan for.B. Although I think its important to have time outside, the real learning occurs in the classroom.C. I think that outside center time is as important as inside center time, so I make plans for the hour that were outside each morning.D. Both the children and I enjoy recess. It gives us all a chance to take a break.11. Tanya has reserved both Thursday and Friday from 8:005:00 for home visits, but none of the parents have signed up for a visit. She is talking to other teachers about this problem. Which of the following responses most accurately reflects the philosophy found in the textbook?A. All you can do is offer the opportunity; if parents dont want to take advantage of it, theres nothing you can do.B. I think it works best to just assign a date and time and tell the parents youll be at their house then.C. I wonder if it would help to offer some evening hours for home visits.D. I have found that parents are simply too busy to take time out of their schedule for their kids.12. Tanya wants to introduce puppetry to the children in her classroom. As far as Tanya knows, the children have had no previous exposure to puppets. Which of the following would be the most effective way to introduce puppetry?A. Set out a puppet stage and puppets and let the children experiment.B. Model the use of puppets and have children participate in puppet exercises during a circle time activity.C. Plan a formal puppet show with each child having a part.D. Have children begin by making their own box puppets.13. The book discusses creating a sense of place. Amelia, a teacher who lives near Lake Erie, wishes to implement this concept. Which of the following playground structures would help her achieve this goal?A. A sandbox with shovels and rakesB. Red, yellow, and blue plastic climbing cubesC. A wooden playground structure with swings and slidesD. A rowboat for pretend play14. What would be an appropriate activity for childrens first woodworking attempts?A. Measuring and sawing a piece of wood into equal partsB. Building a simple birdhouseC. Creating a sculpture by sawing the wood and nailing the pieces together.D. Pounding nails into a piece of wood15. The National Association for Sport and Physical Education would support which of the following statements?A. Toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary children all need both structured and unstructured physical activity daily.B. If children are engaged in structured physical activity, it isnt necessary to provide opportunities for unstructured physical activity.C. It isnt necessary to plan structured physical activities since children get all the activity they need through play.D. Its important that preschool and elementary children have both structured and unstructured physical activity daily. However, toddlers need only unstructured activities.16. Youre designing a family bulletin board. Which of the following teachers most closely represents what youve learned?A. I post all the required forms on my bulletin board such as the notices that weve received from Workmans Compensation, our license, the Adult and Child Care Food Program information, and our anti-discrimination policy.B. I use my bulletin board to highlight what the children are currently learning and upcoming events. Im careful to not put too much on the board.C. I design an aesthetic bulletin board containing information such as the school calendar and pictures of the teachers and children in the classroom that I leave up for the school year.D. I place my bulletin board down in the lunchroom. Theres plenty of space there and its quiet. If parents really want to read the information, they make the effort to go down there to read it.17. Youre going to design an afterschool program. Which of the following would be an important consideration in creating the design of the program?A. Involve the children in planning the curriculum and room design.B. Hire a consultant to design the floor plan and activities.C. Follow a book using a floor plan and activity plan the author has designed.D. Involve only the afterschool teachers in the planning.18. Bolinda wants to create an illusion of more space in her program. Which of the following techniques would assist her to do this?A. Adding mirrors to the environmentB. Using different rugs in different parts of the roomC. Painting the walls a variety of different colorsD. Closing the window shades especially if they are the same color as the walls19. Which of the following statements made by directors of preschool facilities demonstrate that the staff is valued?A. I make decisions for the staff so that their time isnt wasted.B. Instead of worrying about the work environment, I use the money for staff salaries.C. Some directors continually provide notes or small gifts to show appreciation. However, I believe that when we become adults this is no longer necessary.D. I provide organized, effective storage.20. Obesity is an increasing concern in both the United States and other countries. Which of the following statements is true in regard to children who are overweight?A. Generally, children burn more calories playing outdoors than when theyre playing indoors.B. Since more children are now overweight, theres no longer a social stigma to this condition.C. The percentage of children who are overweight is now decreasing in the two- to five-year-old range.D. The strongest predictor, other than genetics, to being overweight is the amount and type of food children eat.


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