Comply with local and state health and safety regulations for an early childhood education environment.
- identification of state regulations pertaining to health, safety, and the
- physical plant physical safety and security of children, staff, and visitors
- prevention of illness and injury
- effective management of emergency procedures.
- What are some safety considerations when arranging and equipping an early childhood classroom?
- What are some guidelines ensure that outdoor equipment is suitable for young children?
- What are advantages and disadvantages of using computers in early childhood programs?
- What are the requirements before someone is hired to work with children?
- What are some ways to communicate safe and healthy practices to parents and children?
- Why is it important to provide a relaxed atmosphere at meal and snack time?
- How can early childhood professionals partner with parents in the health and safety of children?
- What are some examples of leadership roles for young children? Why are these roles important?
- What are some school health and safety policies that minimize illness and injury?
- What training or certifications are needed in an early childhood setting?
- What criteria should a parent use to evaluate facilities when touring an early childhood center?
- What management skills are needed when handling emergency situations?
- Why is it important to have safety procedures in place?
- What are the responsibilities of an early childhood center director in maintaining the facility?
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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.
The student will apply social science skills to understand political and social conditions in the United States during the early twenty-first century by
- assessing the development of and changes in domestic policies, with emphasis on the impact of the role the United States Supreme Court played in defining a constitutional right to privacy, affirming equal rights, and upholding the rule of law;
- evaluating and explaining the changes in foreign policies and the role of the United States in a world confronted by international terrorism, with emphasis on the American response to 9/11 (September 11, 2001);
- evaluating the evolving and changing role of government, including its role in the American economy; and
- explaining scientific and technological changes and evaluating their impact on American culture