Explain emergency and safety procedures used in an early childhood education environment.
Explanation should include
- requirements for posting
- emergency phone numbers
- emergency procedures
- infant and child CPR procedures
- first-aid procedures
- identification of appropriate emergency drills and frequencies
- universal precautions/infection control
- best practices to help prevent common childhood injuries
- incident- and accident-reporting procedures
- procedures to prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Syndrome (SUIDS)
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements
- licensing standards for space and equipment
- procedures for communicating with emergency personnel, other staff members, and parents.
- What are some potential consequences of having/not having emergency and safety procedures in place?
- What are the legal and ethical issues for childcare professionals regarding safety of staff and children?
- How is the effectiveness of emergency and safety procedures evaluated?
- Why is it important to teach children emergency and safety procedures, such as fire drills, etc.?
- How are young children taught the importance of following emergency and safety procedures?
- How are emergency and safety procedures communicated to parents, children, and the community?
- How can technology be used to enhance emergency and safety procedures?
- How can best practices and community resources be communicated to parents regarding injury prevention in children?
- What can be done to ensure that emergency and safety procedures are followed?
- What leadership skills are needed to plan and implement emergency and safety procedures?
- What leadership skills are needed to maintain order and calm behavior among young children in case of emergency?
- What are the steps to take in selected cases of emergency?
- What strategies will help maintain order in case of emergency?
- What are the basic emergency first aid procedures for children?
- How can lead childcare staff ensure all teachers/staff are trained in basic emergency first aid and emergency procedures?
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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.
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- 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.
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- 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
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