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My observation 4 & 5 powerpoint.


  • 1. TenGolden Rules Silvia Rios Profess Donna Green ECE 001 Fall 2011 9/19/2011

2. Two Early Chilhood Programs

    • OCS Our Lady of Perpetual Help Preschool
    • DSUSD- Hoover State Preschool

3. #1-Arrange the environment so it can be easily supervised, cleaned, and maintained

  • -OCS
  • The OCS preschool classroom space was small and cozy. Therefore the areas were close enough to keep them control and maintained.
  • -DSUSD
  • The space for the state preschool was large, however they are able to supervised and maintain them even though thy're are big because they clear from anything from blocking them.

4. #2- Make sure there is water to drink, toilets/diapering facilities, sinks, and quiet places for resting

  • -OCS
  • The bathroom insideis size appropiate for the children.There were no sinksinside the classroom but there weretwo outside.
  • -DSUSD
  • The bathroom was also size appropiate for the children. The sinks had drawingsencouraging washing their hands.Inthis preschoolclassroom there are water fountain.

5. #3-Choose child-sized furniture and include comfortable seating for adults

  • -OCS
  • The chairs and tables in the classroom is only child size. There is not comfortable chairs for adults.
  • -DSUSD
  • However the in Hoover preschool, there's not only child size furniture but also adult's. There's chairs and desk for there educators in the classroom.

6. #4- Organize the classroom, in areas

  • -OCS
  • The Our Lady of Perpetual Help Preschoolclassroom was small but have several areas such as a library, listening, imaginary, and art areas.
  • -DSUSD
  • In the other hand the Hoover state preschool classroom was bigger therefore there were more zones like Home Living, Blocks, Computers, Writing, Reading, Art, Science and Eatingarea.

7. #5 Select, good-quality, sturdy equipment and materials and discard or repair broke, incomplete ones

  • - OCS
  • The chairs and table were sturdy in the classroom and the toys were complete. Matter of fact on the day of my observation the maintenance worker was fixing a water fountain in the playground and several toys inside the classroom.
  • - DSUSD
  • The toys were also clean and taken care of here. The carpet was sturdy on the ground as well as the chairs and tables.

8. #6- Store materials children can use at their eye-level on low, open, uncrowded, shelves and store teacher materials out of reach

  • - OCS
  • All the materials were well organize. Art materials were clean and put away.
  • - DSUSD
  • As well as the other classroom this one also has its markers and art materials put away. However, the block area has containers that include pictures of what belongs there so that children know were their toys should be put back into.

9. #7- Rotate play materials - Regularly reevaluate and change the environment

  • - DSUSD &-OCS
  • In both places there was no notice evidence that the toys/materials are regularly change or rotated.

10. #9- Add items of beauty to the environment

  • - OCS &-DSUSD
  • Both locations 'Enhance the environment with natural object and materials.' (Pg.256) There were small plants in both classrooms. Plus they 'Display artwork' (Pg.256) of the children.

11. #10- Include materials that reflect the children, their families, and geographic location

  • - OCS
  • Therewere dolls and books for the children with different color skincharacters. Which did reflect the children in classroom. Because this was a Catholic classroom they children would pray in the morning.
  • -DSUSD
  • There were also books and dolls that reflected the children but also posters.One of the posters on the door was a world with children from different cultures holdong hands that said " We all smile the same language"

12. Needed Changes

  • OCS Our Lady of Perpetual Help Preschool:
    • This classroom needs to add chairs that are comfortable for adults to seaton. The educators in this facility also need to 'Label shelves' (Pg.256).This way theycan help the children maintain their toys in order.

13. Needed Changes

  • DSUSD- Hoover State Preschool:
    • This institution should simply focus on making sure their areas are more clean, but also that the television and computer time is limited for the children.

14. Working Well

  • By organizing the classroom in areas, the educator plans out what the children will learn in each of them. By having them separated, they can be maintain and supervise if any toys or materials need to be fix. Thus, providing the classroom with child size furniture helps them feel comfortable and secure. One important thing that both locations had was that they created an environment that reflects the children's lives. This created an inviting environment for them.
  • TheTen Golden Rules create the perfect setting for children to play in.

15. Work Cited

    • Feeney, S. Moravcik, E. Nolte, S. Christensen, D. (2009). Who am I in the lives of children? ( 8th ed.). New York: Pearson Custom Publishing.