February 10, 2016

Homework Help: Teachers Aide/Early Childhood Education and After-

Posted by AspiringTeacherandMotherofFour on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at 9:17pm.

Here are my answers thus far....Number 20 has not been answered.


1. Which type of after-school game is usually most successful with younger children?
A. Highly structured group games C. Individual, quiet games
B. Noncompetitive, physical games D. Educational reading and writing games

2. One of the primary concerns of child advocacy groups is
A. the need to provide more supervisory care for children.
B. providing children with sports, games, and arts and crafts activities.
C. the problem of low wages for early childhood educators.
D. educational, health, and social services for high school students.

3. The Montessori program stresses the importance of
A. rapid-fire drills and repetition.
B. the teachings of Jean Piaget.
C. exploration, fantasy, and discovery.
D. hands-on, developmentally appropriate learning activities.

4. Who are pre-primer programs designed for?
A. Infants too young to enter a preschool program
B. First graders needing extra schooling before beginning second grade
C. Preschoolers in after-school programs
D. Kindergartners needing extra schooling before beginning first grade

5. You should serve meals and snacks for young children
A. at the same time daily. C. in a completely quiet atmosphere.
B. only when the children are hungry. D. at a different time every day.

6. Children often use parallel play as a way to
A. develop their social skills. C. learn cooperation with others.
B. enter a new play group. D. learn organized games.

7. Which of the following statements about the development of a child’s language skills is correct?
A. You should teach language skills only during circle or sharing time.
B. Asking leading questions can hinder language development.
C. Reading aloud to children encourages language development.
D. Children should wait until an activity is completed before talking about it.

8. When resolving conflicts between students in an after-school program, the teacher aide should
A. give attention to the aggressor first.
B. let children discuss their differences with each other.
C. never use a “time-out” corner.
D. separate and isolate the children involved.

9. Which of the following activities helps develop fine motor skills?
A. Playing marbles C. Swinging
B. Riding bikes D. Playing tag

10. The High/Scope preschool program model places a strong emphasis on the children’s
A. ability to use special learning materials.
B. ability to learn despite academic readiness.
C. mental or cognitive development.
D. development of physical skills and coordination.

11. The most common early childhood program in the United States is
A. the eclectic model. C. DISTAR.
B. the Montessori model. D. the Froebelian model.

12. Providing experiences that promote growth in the physical, emotional, social, language, and cognitive
area is known as
A. making the curriculum developmentally appropriate.
B. developing the whole child.
C. promoting a cognitively oriented atmosphere.
D. preparing the environment.

13. For a child in a cognitively oriented early childhood curriculum to achieve success, the activities
A. include instruction in a foreign language.
B. discourage fantasy and role-playing.
C. be developmentally appropriate.
D. focus on the development of fine motor skills.

14. In a classroom, the teacher or teacher aide should
A. allow children time to choose their own material or activities in which to participate.
B. provide as much structure in the curriculum as possible.
C. allow for as much variety as possible in the daily classroom schedule.
D. use passive activities to promote cognitive learning.

15. Which of the following statements concerning cognitive development in children is correct?
A. A curriculum designed to encourage cognitive development in three-year-olds would also be
appropriate for five-year-olds.
B. Practice in sequencing and ordering will help children distinguish between the sounds of
letters when they begin reading.
C. Children can be forced to attain certain stages before they’re developmentally ready.
D. The ability to identify objects is necessary for the development of comparing, contrasting,
sequencing, and classifying skills.

16. When planning activities for an after-school day care program, the teacher aide should provide
A. drill and thinking activities that carry over from the school curriculum.
B. activities that are highly structured and demanding.
C. a choice of activities that foster independence.
D. activities that require detailed instructions and must be set up by the children.

17. According to this study unit, an acceptable adult to child ratio for schools teaching five-year-olds is
A. 1 adult to15 children. C. 3 adults to 40 children.
B. 2 adults to 20 children. D. 2 adults to 30 children.

18. The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is an organization that
A. lobbies mainly on the behalf of African-American children.
B. provides early childhood education through federal funding.
C. sets standards for preschools through its accreditation program.
D. is primarily concerned with rights and problems of learning disabled children.

19. To prevent disruptive behavior in the classroom,
A. separate disruptive children from others whenever possible.
B. give easy-to-understand rules and procedures.
C. keep children as quiet as possible so they can hear instructions when given.
D. give disruptive children individualized attention as much as possible.

20. A good activity for a child’s cognitive development is
A. listening and repeat games. C. circle time.
B. self-help practice. D. sequencing and ordering.

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