1) Watch the video. Make note of which strategies the childcare provider uses. You may have to watch the video a few times through to catch them all.
2) Describe what you think the childcare provider’s goal is. Remember, one of the Guidelines for Effective Teaching is, “Planning Curriculum to Achieve Important Goals.” What do you think this teacher’s goal or goals are for this activity?
3) What are the “Effective Teaching Strategies” she used to help the children reach this goal? Please list at least four.
4) Notice how she meets the needs of the wide range of ages in her program.
What does she do to support the needs of the youngest children?
What does she do to support the needs of the oldest children?
Do you have other ideas for how to meet the developmental needs of the various age groups in this family childcare program?