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Child Services Jeopardy! Chapters 1 – 3 . ______________________ are the simplest forms of direct observation . a. Anecdotal records b . Checklists c . Rating scales . Anecdotal Records . Approximately what percent of today’s children are in early childhood programs? 35 67 99.

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Child Services


Chapters 1 – 3


______________________ are the simplest forms of direct observation.a. Anecdotal records

b. Checklists

c. Rating scales


True or False:

As a teacher, it is okay to laugh at a child.

changes in families
Dramatic change in the past 25 years

Women are becoming more highly educated

Couples are having fewer children

Young adults are getting married later in life

Many families need a second paycheck

Women are demonstrating an increased commitment to work

Families see the value of having children attend an early childhood program

Changes in Families
career opportunities in early childhood

Au pairs

Kindergarten teachers

Early childhood assistant and associate teachers

Child care teachers and directors

Family child care home

Licensing specialist

Playground designers

Children’s librarians

Salespeople of children’s products

Parents educators

Children’s artist

Career Opportunities in Early Childhood
cda eligibility requirements

18 years old with a high school diploma

Academic skills

Signed statement of ethical conduct


State-approved center

Must be the head caregiver for 8 or more children ages 3-5

10 children must be enrolled in program and two caregivers present

No more than 20% of children can have special needs


At least 480 hours work experience with 3-5 year olds


120 clock hours divided among different program areas

CDA Eligibility Requirements

Montessori Approach

    • Children “learn how to learn”
    • Children were allowed to explore materials that were meant to instruct
    • Stressed independence
    • Teachers provide little help
head start

All children given a total health plan

Dental, medical, mental health services provided for

Children who have not had childhood immunizations prior to enrollment are given them

Parental Involvement

Recognizes the parent as the child’s first teacher

Parents are encouraged to help recruit new children, assist in the center, and take part in policy meetings

Head Start


    • Many do not receive nutritious meals at home
    • At least one snack and one hot meal is provided each day
    • Food is served that reflects the child’s ethnic and cultural preferences.
    • Designed to help children make healthy food choices and develop good eating habits.
  • Curriculum
    • Designed to build self-esteem
    • Variety of learning experiences to meet the children’s needs in all four areas of development
    • Parental involvement is at the heart of the program

Anecdotal RecordsChecklists

Rating Scales

Sample Work

Participation Record


Do not discuss a child in a setting outside the classroom

  • Avoid using the child’s name (give a letter or #)

Assessing = what

Evaluating = why