Explain state and local health and safety regulations for an early childhood education environment.
Explanation should include identification of
- state and local regulations pertaining to health, safety, and the physical space
- practices concerning physical safety and security of children, staff, and visitors
- supervision appropriate for developmental level of children
- practices that prevent illness and injury
- procedures to deal with emergencies.
- What is the meaning of safe and healthy practices?
- How are they similar to and different from practices implemented by local families and the community?
- What are some potential consequences of failure to apply professional practices or follow regulations?
- How are safe and healthy practices influenced by resource management and operational costs?
- How do safe and healthy practices affect curriculum planning?
- What connections exist between safe and healthy practices and resource management, curriculum planning, and operational costs?
- What criteria should be used to determine safe and healthy practices?
- How can the practices be communicated to parents and children?
- What skills are needed to implement safe and healthy practices that comply with state regulations? How can the consistent application of these practices be ensured?
- How can the confidence of parents and the community be maintained in the practices followed by the organization?
- What resources are needed for consistent application of safe and healthy practices?
- What procedures need to be in place to comply with state regulations?
- What regulations need to be met when managing physical space in an early childhood education environment?
- What laws and regulations pertain to licensed childcare facilities?
- How can it be ensured that all caregivers in the childcare setting are properly trained in emergency procedures?
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- Apply information from texts to clarify understanding of concepts.
- Read and correctly interpret an application for employment, workplace documents, or an application for college admission.
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- Paraphrase and synthesize ideas within and between texts.
- Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support.
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- Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).
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- comparing the characteristics of traditional, free market, command, and mixed economies, as described by Adam Smith and Karl Marx; and
- evaluating the impact of the government’s role in the economy on individual economic freedoms.
The student will apply social science skills to understand the role of government in the Virginia and United States economies by
- describing the provision of government goods and services that are not readily produced by the market;
- describing government’s establishment and maintenance of the rules and institutions in which markets operate, including the establishment and enforcement of property rights, contracts, consumer rights, labor-management relations, environmental protection, and competition in the marketplace;
- investigating and describing the types and purposes of taxation that are used by local, state, and federal governments to pay for services provided by the government;
- analyzing how Congress can use fiscal policy to stabilize the economy;
- describing the effects of the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy on price stability, employment, and the economy; and
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Apply safe and healthy practices that comply with local, state, and federal regulations to assure learners' safety.