Identify ways to manage physical space to maintain a developmentally appropriate learning environment for each child.
Identification should include
- results of research into the needs of children regarding safe, ergonomically and developmentally appropriate indoor and outdoor space, room arrangements, and equipment
- components of a diverse/multicultural learning environment
- how to adapt the learning environment to accommodate special needs
- identification of safety hazards inside and outside the childcare facility
- regulations concerning safety and prevention of illness and injury.
- What criteria determine the parent’s choice of childcare program?
- How do parents rank the importance of specific criteria (e.g., physical space) as compared to other elements of a program (e.g., curriculum, cost, or convenience)?
- What is the relationship between a safe, healthy learning environment and successful childcare operation?
- What are professional, state, and local standards for a safe, healthy learning environment?
- How should child development environments be arranged?
- How can the learning environment be adapted to accommodate students with special needs?
- What types of equipment and materials should be included in each area (e.g., art area, science area) of the early childhood classroom?
- What types of rules for children encourage positive behavior?
- What criteria should be used to decide how to provide a safe, healthy learning environment?
- How can one communicate the standards for a safe, healthy learning environment to parents and children?
- What skills do leaders need to manage physical space and to maintain a safe, healthy learning environment?
- What are potential consequences of failure to maintain a safe, healthy learning environment?
- What resources are needed to meet the standards for physical space management?
- What steps can be taken to arrange or rearrange space to meet the standards?
- What factors should be considered regarding preparing, storing and maintaining equipment and materials in the early childcare center?
- What factors should be considered when developing a schedule or routine of activities?
- What role does budget play in determining what is used?
- How can childcare professionals identify resources available for funding to provide a safe and healthy learning environment?
Related Standards of Learning
The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts including employment documents and technical writing.
- 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.
- Analyze technical writing for clarity.
- Paraphrase and synthesize ideas within and between texts.
- Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support.
- Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
- Analyze false premises, claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.
- Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, sarcasm, overstatement, and understatement in text.
- Generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, evaluative, synthesizing, and critical thinking questions about the text(s).
The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts.
- Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).
- Identify and synthesize resources to make decisions, complete tasks, and solve specific problems.
- Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
- Analyze false premises claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.
History and Social Science
The student will apply social science skills to understand economic systems by
- identifying the basic economic questions encountered by all economic systems;
- 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
- evaluating the trade-offs in government decisions.
Other Related Standards
FCCLA National Programs
Power of One: A Better You
Power of One: Family Ties
Power of One: Working on Working
FCCLA: STAR Events (2019)
Focus on Children
National Programs in Action
National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education
Manage physical space to maintain a learning environment that is safe and healthy and encourages physical activity.