Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Child Care Options

What options do we have for child care?  What are the pros and cons for each?  For your early work today, recreate the following chart in Google Docs and complete the information needed. Name two pros and cons for each.


Type of Care
Pros
Cons
Home based in your home


Home based in their home


Center Based Daycare


Preschool


Head Start



Tuesday, March 17, 2015

IPR's Open Ended

As promised, here are the open ended questions for tomorrow's Midterm.

1.   Explain how I-Statements help the communication process and how you-statements can hurt the communication process.  Give an example of each.



2.   Your significant other is very friendly with members of the opposite sex.  This makes you extremely uncomfortable.  Write four I-messages that you could use  to address the situation.

The Open Ended

As promised, here are the open ended questions from tomorrow's Midterm.
  1. You and your spouse have decided to become parents.  What six parenting readiness topics have you discussed that now make you feel ready for this life event?


  1. You and your spouse realize that raising a happy, healthy child will depend on many environmental factors.  What four factors do you recognize as being most important and why?

Monday, March 16, 2015

Midterm Objectives

Wednesday's midterm will focus on the following objectives:

Students will be able to:

  1. define family, identify various types of family structures, and characteristics of families
  2. identify environmental and social factors that influence family wellness
  3. evaluate the factors affecting the decision to become parents.
  4. identify personal qualities needed by parents.
  5. identify terms associated with prenatal development and the periods of which they belong to
  6. identify hereditary and environmental factors influencing children’s development

Substitute Care

Today, we will begin talking about substitute care A.K.A having someone else watch your children.
So what is there to know exactly?  First, let's consider the following (discuss with your group for early work):

  1. Why would parents need substitute care?
  2. What types of care are there? To who/where would you take your kids?
  3. How would you know that your child was safe or being well taken care of?

Study Guides

Today, we will be working on review for the Midterm through completing a study guide.  We will go over the answer to the study guide at the beginning of class tomorrow.  You may work with a partner to complete it.  If you finish early, use the remainder of time to quiz each other from the study guide or work through quiz let practice on your own.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Activity Plans

It's time to start planning our center activities for Jasper County Head Start.  They have requested that we focus on Easter/egg/bunny/spring kind of themes.  The class is  the pre-k class.  There are 19 children who will be going to kindergarten in the fall.  They would like us to include number identification and rhyming because those seem to be the most difficult areas for several of the children.

Your group is to select an activity for  one of the following:

  • Art/craft
  • Music/movement
  • Math - number identification
  • Rhyming
  • Story Time
Once your group has selected the activity, then you will complete the following mini lesson-plan.  You will need to put any links in the Notes section for any printables.  I will print them out for you.

Game Day

Today we begin preparing for the midterm.  We are kicking it off with a game day.

First, go to Quizlet and make a copy of my midterm vocab set.  Use your early work time to review and study the set.

Quizlet Links: