Discovering Life Skills ©2010
Child Care Basics
Check Your Answers: After You Read
Section 10.1 Child Safety
- Check that all doors and windows are locked. Do not open the door for strangers. Do not tell callers that you are alone with the children. Call a neighbor, another trusted adult, or dial 9-1-1 if a stranger does not go away.
- Falls and fire.
- Guide should include tips from the book, as well as ideas from other sources. Illustrate the guides with clip art, drawings, or images cut from magazines.
- Research will vary depending on the person's culture and the values named. Reports should list three values, such as religion, close family ties, or education. Explain how each value affects child care.
Section 10.2 Babysitting
- Television viewing, homework, phone use, visits from friends, snacks, and bedtime
- Place one hand under its head and the other hand and arm under the lower part of the back.
- Toddlers are still learning the proper ways to eat, chew, and swallow.
- Keep him or her busy with fun activities.
- Flyers will vary, but should include specific information about experience, such as number of years, how many families, and ages of children. Special skills might include first-aid. Fees will vary by location.
- Daycare is for children whose parents work outside the home. It is provided in private homes, school-like facilities, or by nannies. You may find both positive and negative effects in your research. Possible effects: children are better prepared for school; socialization skills start early; children get sick more; daycare causes behavioral problems.