Expert Answers - All states and the District of Columbia

21 All states and the District of Columbia are required to monitor child care in which of the following


A. Creating safety standards for child care centers.

B. Establishing standards for child care including monitoring and enforcement.

C. Setting standards that are the same nationwide for all programs that serve young children.

D. Providing guidance for day camps and in-home child care.

22. Inviting children and families to the center prior to the child attending is a good practice because:

A. teachers can judge whether the child is going to be a safety problem and be prepared.

B. teachers can introduce classroom safety practices.

C. teachers can assure families that the teachers have sole responsibility for safety in the classroom.

D. teachers can determine whether families practice safety rules at home.

23.Spaces used to provide care and education for young children need to be accessible to children with special developmental needs as described in the requirements of:





24.All of the following are important for ensuring children’s daily safety EXCEPT:

A. reviewing the environment for safety every day.

B. implementing a predictable schedule.

C. managing unanticipated events.

D. increasing the number of transitions and planning fewer blocks of playtime.

25. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs is a reminder of the important contribution teachers make because it emphasizes the:

A. need to address children’s cultural practices.

B. building blocks of social and emotional development in early childhood.

C. importance of modeling desired behaviors.

D. essential role of physical and emotional safety in the classroom to promote children’s well-being.

26. Which of the following is a recommended safety guidance strategy to take with an infant who is grabbing?

A. Remove him/her to a crib to distract from grabbing.

B. Introduce him/her to gentle touching.

C. Remove what is being grabbed.

D. Say “no” sternly.

27. Stricter standards designed to increase the quality and safety of children’s settings have the potential to push some children into settings that are less safe because:

A. implementing more rigorous safety standards carries more hidden costs.

B. children are tempted to engage in more risky situations when more rigorous safety standards are in place.

C. parents don’t support more rigorous safety standards.

D. child care centers will not be able to follow more rigorous safety standards.

28. Which of the following statements is FALSE?

A. Unintentional injuries can result in a potentially disabling outcome.

B. Unintentional injuries include accidents associated with learning new

skills (falling when you learn to walk).

C. Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death in early childhood.

D. Unintentional injuries are over-reported because children are so vulnerable.

29. Where are more bus fatalities likely to occur?

A. The danger zone immediately surrounding the bus

B. In the street when crossing

C. At the site of the collision

D. Inside the bus from overturns

30. A teacher should if a parent involved in a custody battle with the other custodial parent asks the teacher to restrict access to the child?

A. Avoid being drawn into family disagreements and explain that the school setting is a safe and neutral area for the child.

B. Take each situation individually and determine which parent is more stable.

C. Develop a relationship with external professionals involved in the matter and listen to their advice.

D. Record their request in writing before following through with their request.

31. Where do most reported injuries to young children occur?

A. Child’s home

B. Child care centers

C. Public schools

D. Parks

32. The leading cause of death due to injury for children under the age of 9 is:

A. motor vehicle and traffic accidents.

B. drowning.

C. suffocation.

D. burns.


33. If a child is absent without notification what is the recommended teacher approach?

A. Call the family to ask about the reason for the absence.

B. Wait to see if the child is absent more than one day, then contact the family.

C. Inform the director to record the absence.

D. When the child returns remind the family that you prefer notifications in the future.

34. Which of the following statements is true about daily schedules designed as an important safety procedure in child care?

A. Daily schedules should become more individualized as children become older.

B. Daily schedules should be designed for the larger group in the infant room.

C. Daily schedules should discourage children from being self-directed.

D. Once children learn the routine of the daily schedule they are able to be more self-directed.

35.According to NAEYC, classroom square footage should be:

A. 75 square feet per child.

B. 50 square feet per child.

C. 25 square feet per child.

D. 35 square feet per child.

36. Dividing the children’s play area into zones is helpful during outside

playtime that is:.

A. supervised by more than one teacher.

B. supervised by only one teacher.

C. comprised of mixed age groups.

D. unsupervised.

37. If two teachers are working together to provide consistent supervision of a class of 16 – 18 children, those children are probably:

A. infants.

B. toddlers.

C. preschoolers.

D. school-age.

38. The leading cause of death of children under the age of one year is


B. falls.

C. burns.

D. drowning.

39. What is the earliest age a child can be out of sound supervision for short periods of time according to NAEYC?

A. Infants

B. Toddlers

C. Preschoolers

D. School age

40. A teacher who helps a toddler place shape blocks into a puzzle and periodically looks up to scan the remainder of the room, make eye contact, and smile at other children who are playing is likely doing which of the following?

A. Maintaining attention for safe supervision between the individual and the group

B. Failing to position herself/himself appropriately

C. Attending to the needs of the individual but not the group

D. Relying on another adult in the classroom to maintain safe supervision

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