In the last topic, you explored the importance of following safety regulations. In addition to safety regulations, child care facilities must adhere to appropriate sanitary and nutritional practices. These guidelines are important for guests, colleagues, children, and their parents to understand and follow.
Allocate at least 3 hours in the field to support this field experience.
Before completing your field experience hours this week, research the food/nutritional requirements implemented by your state. Return to the child care facility from your prior field experiences and observe the facility during mealtime. Observe and note how and when children are fed, the sanitation practices, food served, accommodations for children with allergies, cultural differences, special needs, etc.
Use any remaining field experience hours to assist the teacher in providing instruction and support to the class.
Write a 250-500 word reflection describing your experience at the child care facility. In addition, outline how you will address food allergies, special needs, and the cultural preferences of the students at your facility. Identify how your facility supports the growth and development of all students.
APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.
This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite.
Document the locations and hours you spend in the field on your Clinical Field Experience Verification Form.
Submit the Clinical Field Experience Verification Form to the LMS in the last topic. Directions for submitting can be found on the College of Education site in the Student Success Center.