# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Early Childhood, Education, and Services II Task 34621844

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Create physical space to maintain a developmentally appropriate learning environment for each child.

Definition

Creation should reflect
  • safety hazards in and around the childcare setting
  • components of a diverse/multicultural curriculum
  • how to adapt the learning environment to accommodate special needs
  • results of research into the needs of children for safe and ergonomically appropriate space, room arrangements, and equipment
  • regulations concerning safety and prevention of illness as well as injury.

Process/Skill Questions

Thinking
  • What are standards for a safe, healthy learning environment?
  • What are the consequences of providing/not providing a safe, healthy learning environment?
  • What should be done to establish and maintain a safe, healthy learning environment?
  • How can one effectively arrange child development settings/classrooms to help ensure good traffic flow and behavior?
  • What types of equipment and materials should be included in different areas (e.g., art area, science area)?
Communication
  • What criteria should be used to decide how to provide a safe, healthy learning environment? What resources are available to help in making the environment safe and healthy?
  • What environmental features should be considered when arranging the early childhood classroom? Who can provide expert counseling about environmental features?
  • How can the standards for a safe, healthy learning environment be communicated to the parents and children?
  • How can parents be a resource to the early childhood classroom?
Leadership
  • What are the basic health practices and prevention procedures regarding illness and disease?
  • What historical circumstances led to the formation of current health practices in this country?
  • What will be the outcome of maintaining or failing to maintain a safe environment?
  • What government organization is responsible for safety and sanitation practices at a childcare facility?
Management
  • What are the steps to implementing safe and healthy practices that comply with state regulations?
  • What are the basic criteria for meeting the state standards regarding safe and healthy practices?
  • What are the benefits and consequences of managing or failing to manage healthy practices and prevention procedures?
  • What are the consequences of not meeting the state standards?

Related Standards of Learning

English

11.8

The student will analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and organize information from a variety of credible resources to produce a research product.
  1. Critically evaluate quality, accuracy, and validity of information.
  2. Make sense of information gathered from diverse sources by identifying misconceptions, main and supporting ideas, conflicting information, point of view or bias.
  3. Synthesize relevant information from primary and secondary sources and present it in a logical sequence.
  4. Cite sources for both quoted and paraphrased ideas using a standard method of documentation, such as that of the Modern Language Association (MLA) or the American Psychological Association (APA).
  5. Define the meaning and consequences of plagiarism and follow ethical and legal guidelines for gathering and using information.
  6. Demonstrate ethical use of the Internet.

12.8

The student will analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and organize information from a variety of credible resources to produce a research product.
  1. Frame, analyze, and synthesize information to solve problems, answer questions, and generate new knowledge.
  2. Analyze information gathered from diverse sources by identifying misconceptions, main and supporting ideas, conflicting information, point of view, or bias.
  3. Critically evaluate the accuracy, quality, and validity of the information.
  4. Cite sources for both quoted and paraphrased ideas using a standard method of documentation, such as that of the Modern Language Association (MLA) or the American Psychological Association (APA).
  5. Define the meaning and consequences of plagiarism and follow ethical and legal guidelines for gathering and using information.
  6. Demonstrate ethical use of the Internet.

History and Social Science

GOVT.15

The student will apply social science skills to understand the role of government in the Virginia and United States economies by

  1. describing the provision of government goods and services that are not readily produced by the market;
  2. 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;
  3. 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;
  4. analyzing how Congress can use fiscal policy to stabilize the economy;
  5. describing the effects of the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy on price stability, employment, and the economy; and
  6. evaluating the trade-offs in government decisions.

VUS.14

The student will apply social science skills to understand political and social conditions in the United States during the early twenty-first century by

  1. 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;
  2. 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);
  3. evaluating the evolving and changing role of government, including its role in the American economy; and
  4. explaining scientific and technological changes and evaluating their impact on American culture

Other Related Standards

FCCLA National Programs

A Better You

 

Family Ties

 

Working on Working

 

FCCLA: STAR Events (2019)

Career Investigation

 

Check the national website for Skill Events

 

Check the national website for online events

 

Entrepreneurship

 

Focus on Children

 

Illustrated Talk

 

Interpersonal Communications

 

National Programs in Action

 

National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education

4.4.1

Manage physical space to maintain a learning environment that is safe and healthy and encourages physical activity.