CECS MP005: Regulations in Early Childhood Short-Answer Response Assessment Submission

CECS MP005: Regulations in Early Childhood

Short-Answer Response Assessment Submission Form

Instructions

This is a Short-Answer Response Assessment. Write your response to each prompt below in the space provided. Beneath the prompts is the Rubric, which will be used by the Assessor to evaluate complete responses. 

Short Answer 1

Write a 4- to 5-sentence description of each of the following accrediting and regulatory bodies, including an explanation of its purpose: 

·  National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

·  National Association for Regulatory Administration (NARA)

Rubric

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Sub-Competency 1: Analyze relevant regulatory bodies and procedures that govern the operations of early childhood programs.

Learning Objective 1.1: Describe accrediting and regulatory bodies.

Description is not present.

Response provides a vague or inaccurate description of the accrediting and regulatory body.

Response clearly and accurately describes the accrediting and regulatory body and provides a general description of its purpose.

Demonstrates the same level of achievement as “2” plus the following:

Purpose is specifically defined and illustrated by an example of how the organization interfaces with early childhood settings.

Short Answer 2

Explain the minimum programming requirements for your state. Provide a citation indicating where you found the information. (1–2 paragraphs)

Your Response

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Sub-Competency 2: Explain the mandatory licensure, certification, and legal requirements for operating and staffing early childhood programs.

Learning Objective 2.1:

Explain the mandatory minimum requirements for operating early childhood programs.

Explanation is not present.

Response includes a partial description of the minimum programming requirements for a state.

And/or:

Response does not include a web link or citation to the source of information regarding mandatory minimum requirements.

Response includes an accurate description of the minimum programming requirements for a state. 

The response provides a web link or citation to the source of information regarding mandatory minimum requirements.

Demonstrates the same level of achievement as “2” plus the following:

Response includes analysis of value and adequacy of requirements.

Short Answer 3

Imagine you are starting a new early childhood care center. Summarize the licensure requirements for your state and provide the website or citation where you found the licensure requirements. (1 paragraph)

Your Response

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Sub-Competency 2: Explain the mandatory licensure, certification, and legal requirements for operating and staffing early childhood programs.

Learning Objective 2.2:

Summarize relevant licensure requirements for early childhood centers.

Summary is not present.

Response provides a vague or inaccurate summary of licensure requirements within a specific state.

Response clearly and accurately summarizes the relevant licensure requirements within a specific state. 

Response includes the website or citation indicating where the licensure information was located. 

Demonstrates the same level of achievement as “2” plus the following:

Response includes analysis of value and adequacy of requirements.

Short Answer 4

Summarize the annual inspection requirements for your state. Provide a citation indicating where you found the information. (1 paragraph)

Your Response

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Sub-Competency 2: Explain the mandatory licensure, certification, and legal requirements for operating and staffing early childhood programs.

Learning Objective 2.3: Summarize the annual inspection requirements for early childhood programs.

Summary is not present.

Response provides a partial summary of the inspection requirements for a specific state and/or no web link or citation is provided.

Response provides an accurate summary of the inspection requirements for a specific state.

The response provides a link or citation to the source regarding annual inspection requirements.

Demonstrates the same level of achievement as “2” plus the following:

Response includes analysis of value and adequacy of requirements.

Short Answer 5

Describe the following codes and regulations that must be met prior to receiving a certificate of occupancy from the local government. (1 paragraph each)

  1. Zoning codes

b.  Fire safety regulations

c.  Building codes

d.  Sanitation codes

Your Response

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Rubric

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Sub-Competency 2: Explain the mandatory licensure, certification, and legal requirements for operating and staffing early childhood programs.

Learning Objective 2.4: Describe relevant codes and regulations that apply to early childhood settings.

Description is not present.

Response provides a partial or inaccurate description of the codes and regulations.

Response provides an accurate description of the codes and regulations

Demonstrates the same level of achievement as “2” plus the following:

Response includes analysis of value and adequacy of requirements.

Short Answer 6

Explain the importance of criminal background checks and health screenings and how they apply to legal requirements for staffing early childhood care programs. (2–3 paragraphs) 

Your Response

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Sub-Competency 2: Explain the mandatory licensure, certification, and legal requirements for operating and staffing early childhood programs.

Learning Objective 2.5: 

Explain the importance of criminal background checks and health screenings.

Explanation is not present.

Response partially or inaccurately explains how criminal background checks and health screenings apply to the legal requirements that govern early childhood settings.

Response clearly explains the importance of criminal background checks and health screenings.

Response clearly explains how criminal background checks and health screenings apply to the legal requirements that govern early childhood settings.

Demonstrates the same level of achievement as “2” plus the following:

Response includes analysis of value and adequacy of requirements.

Short Answer 7

Explain the responsibility of each child care professional to act as a mandated reporter. (3–4 paragraphs)

Be sure to address:

·  In what instances are staff members required to report information to the state government?

·  How might staff members be legally liable if they fail to report incidents? 

Your Response

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Sub-Competency 2: Explain the mandatory licensure, certification, and legal requirements for operating and staffing early childhood programs.

Learning Objective 2.6: 

Explain the legal obligations of early childhood professionals as mandatory reporters.

Explanation is not present.

Response partially explains the legal obligations of early childhood professionals as mandatory reporters.

Response clearly explains the legal obligations of early childhood professionals as mandatory reporters. 

Response provides a thorough explanation of the consequences for failing to report incidents of abuse and/or neglect.

Demonstrates the same level of achievement as “2” plus the following:

Response includes analysis of value and adequacy of mandatory reporting requirements.

Short Answer 8

Explain the guidelines surrounding proper hygiene techniques and sanitation as they relate to spills of bodily fluids, toilet training, and diapering. (2–3 paragraphs) 

Your Response

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Sub-Competency 2: Explain the mandatory licensure, certification, and legal requirements for operating and staffing early childhood programs.

Learning Objective 2.7: 

Explain guidelines for proper sanitation in early childhood contexts.

Explanation is not present.

Response explains some of the guidelines for hygiene and sanitation as it relates to bodily fluids, toilet training, and diapering, but is incomplete. 

Response clearly explains the guidelines for hygiene and sanitation as it relates to bodily fluids, toilet training, and diapering. 

Demonstrates the same level of achievement as “2” plus the following:

Rationale provides evidence from the state licensing and regulations requirements.

Short Answer 9

Imagine you are an early childhood program administrator. One early childhood professional in your center has complained about the extra work involved in pursuing NAEYC accreditation. Explain the purpose and importance of early childhood program accreditation to this teacher. (2–3 paragraphs)

Your Response

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Sub-Competency 3: Analyze the importance of accrediting and performance standards, training, and the Quality Rating and Improvement Systems in ensuring high quality early childhood programs.

Learning Objective 3.1: 

Explain the purpose and importance of accreditation.

Explanation is missing.

Response partially explains the purpose and importance of accreditation.

Response clearly explains the purpose and importance of accreditation. 

Demonstrates the same level of achievement as “2” plus the following:

Response provides a specific and compelling rationale for accreditation of early childhood programs.

Short Answer 10

Describe at least two of the following trainings and educational programs that are available to administrators of early childhood programs. (1 paragraph each)

a.  Child Development Associate (CDA) credential

b.  Degree programs that are recognized by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

c.  Head Start Management Fellows program

Your Response

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Sub-Competency 3: Analyze the importance of accrediting and performance standards, training, and the Quality Rating and Improvement Systems in ensuring high quality early childhood programs.

Learning Objective 3.2: 

Describe training and accreditation programs available to early childhood administrators.

Description is missing.

Response partially or inaccurately describes training and accreditation programs.

Response clearly and accurately describes two training and/or accreditation programs. 

Demonstrates the same level of achievement as “2” plus the following:

Describes all three programs.

Short Answer 11

Explain how conducting an early childhood care center self-study, as part of the accreditation process, can help improve the quality of early childhood programming. (2–3 paragraphs) 

Your Response

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Sub-Competency 3: Analyze the importance of accrediting and performance standards, training, and the Quality Rating and Improvement Systems in ensuring high quality early childhood programs.

Learning Objective 3.3: 

Explain the purpose of self-studies within the accreditation process.

Explanation is not present.

Response vaguely explains the purpose of self-study as part of the accreditation process and/or does not provide sufficient supporting evidence.

Response clearly explains the purpose of self-study as part of the accreditation process in supporting quality. 

Demonstrates the same level of achievement as “2” plus the following:

Rationale demonstrates understanding that self-study is crucial to the accreditation process.

Short Answer 12

Explain the steps that must be taken during a child’s first 90 days of enrollment in a Head Start program to assess their health and developmental needs. Explain why these steps are important to promoting high-quality experiences for children and families. (3–5 paragraphs)

Be sure to address: 

·  What screenings must be conducted? 

·  What consultations regarding physical and mental health must be conducted with parents? 

·  How does the assessment of a child’s health impact the individualization of their educational program? 

Your Response

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Sub-Competency 3: Analyze the importance of accrediting and performance standards, training, and the Quality Rating and Improvement Systems in ensuring high quality early childhood programs.

Learning Objective 3.4 

Explain requirements related to a child’s first ninety days of enrollment in Head Start programs. 

Explanation is not present.

Response explains some of the steps required within the first ninety days of a child’s enrollment in Head Start, including an accurate description of some of the appropriate screenings and consultations.

Response clearly explains the steps required within the first ninety days of a child’s enrollment in Head Start, including an accurate description of the appropriate screenings and consultations. 

Response clearly explains why each step is important in promoting high-quality experiences for children and families.

Demonstrates the same level of achievement as “2” plus the following:

Rationale includes specific references to the Head Start Performance Standards where appropriate.

Short Answer 13

What is the Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS)? How can it be used by early childhood programs to improve upon the minimum standards set by state licensing regulations, and what are some benefits and challenges associated with this system? (3–4 paragraphs)

Your Response

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Needs Improvement

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3

Exceeds Expectations

Sub-Competency 3: Analyze the importance of accrediting and performance standards, training, and the Quality Rating and Improvement Systems in ensuring high quality early childhood programs.

Learning Objective 3.5

Define quality rating and improvement systems. 

Definition is not present.

Response provides a partial or inaccurate definition of quality rating and improvement systems. 

Response provides an accurate definition of quality rating and improvement systems. 

Response clearly explains how QRIS can be used by early childhood programs to improve upon the minimum standards and includes general description of benefits and challenges. 

Demonstrates the same level of achievement as “2” plus the following:

Response includes detailed description of specific benefits and challenges of QRIS to early childhood programs.

 

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