To create an action plan based on your observations and to evaluate

  

Objective:

To create an action plan based on your observations and to evaluate the plan.

Scenario:

Jay-Jay is a 3-1/2-year-old preschooler. She is usually a happy, outgoing child, but lately she has been quiet and reserved in the classroom. She has also started to cling to her mother when she leaves the preschool for work. This morning, Jay-Jay quietly hung up her coat, hat, and scarf, and walked over to you for her daily morning health check. You notice three small bruises on her upper right arm which are approximately 1/2 inch in diameter and equally spaced. When you ask Jay-Jay how she got the bruises, she avoids eye contact and says, “I fell off of the swing at the park.”

1. Prepare a short description of what you have observed. List the items that might raise your concern and explain your rationale for including each one. Determine whether teachers in your state are required to report suspected child abuse and/or neglect and what agency has the legal authority to investigate such reports,

2. Create your Action Plan to address your concerns.

Be sure to read the SELF-EVALUATION section below to guide your thinking.

Write your self-evaluation after you have completed your plan.

Part 1: For each item in your action plan, give evidence from the chapter supporting with citations.

Part 2: Describe how your action plan will improve teaching and learning in the scenario, justifying your answer with evidence from the chapter with citations. (Hint: the child must feel safe, before the child is able to fully participate in activities.)