childcare class 2


Indoor Environments

In this assignment, you will write a 2 and half page paper comparing and contrasting the indoor environments for a one year old and a four year old child. These environments can be in a home or child care program. In your paper include the points and questions below.

  • Explain how and why an indoor environment for a one year old would be different from the same space for a four year old. Include the physical, intellectual/cognitive, language and social and emotional needs of the children at these ages.
  • Describe at least 2 possible risks associated with each age group in an indoor environment
  • How you would support the child’s development while still taking care to keep the children safe

Be sure to include APA format with a title page, in-text citations and reference page.


Newsletter on Safety

In this course you will be creating a series of one-page resource newsletters to use in your future work with children and families. Each resource newsletter will provide a quick and informative opportunity to share important information on specific health, safety and nutritional topics. Each newsletter will include current information and credible resources in a family friendly format.

For this Module Course Project Assignment

Create a one-page resource newsletter with the topic of safety with young children.

Choose one age group – either infants, toddlers or preschoolers- to focus your newsletter.
Must include:

  • A stand on the importance of safety with young children- what is important about safety and how will it benefit a young child’s growth and development (specific to age group chosen)
  • Strategies for supporting safe practices with young children that also support their individual needs and development (specific to age group chosen)
  • Details on why others (parents or peers) would care about safety for young children (specific to age group chosen)
  • Two credible resources from this course, the Rasmussen College Library or credible websites in APA
  • 1-2 photos or graphics bringing attention to your topic
  • Title for your newsletter to catch reader’s attention
  • Text arranged in sections and not in essay style format- think newspapers or websites with shorter sections and sub-sections
  • Text written in your own words with in-text citations as appropriate

Be sure to create a newsletter which is readable and engaging; providing just the right amount of information on the topic. This is not an essay or paper. Think about how a newspaper provides information in easily digestible amounts. Consider using interesting fonts or colors to draw a reader’s eye to important information or details. Get creative!


Supporting Federal Guidelines

Visit the USDA Food and Nutrition program website.

Choose to research the Child Care and Adult Food Program (CACFP) or National School Lunch Program (NSLP) on the USDA website. Share which of the programs you chose to research and answer the following prompts:

  • What about the program you choose supports a child’s nutrition?
  • Is there anything that does not support a child’s nutrition as you see it?
  • Share how you can support a child’s nutritional needs with this information?
  • What do you believe we need to do differently? Why?


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