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Day Care Selection Test

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Day Care Selection Test

An online selection test for the position of teacher at a fictional day care. Please answer the following questions based on your knowledge, experience and skills in the day care field. Some questions may have multiple appropriate answers.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Please describe your experience in the daycare field to date.
    • A. 

      No experience

    • B. 

      Less than 6 months of experience

    • C. 

      More than 6 months of experience

  • 2. 
    Describe the work environment in which you are most productive.
    • A. 

      Calm and quiet

    • B. 

      Constant activity and lively

    • C. 

      Extremely organized

    • D. 

      Always changing and lacking consistency

  • 3. 
    How would you handle a crying baby?
    • A. 

      Attempt to feed the baby

    • B. 

      Change his or her diaper

    • C. 

      Leave the room

    • D. 

      Yell for help

  • 4. 
    Are you currently CPR Certified?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 5. 
    Are you currently or in the past have you pursued a degree in early childcare by taking coursework in a related field?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 6. 
    Do you currently hold a degree in early childcare or a related field (child psychology, developmental psychology)?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 7. 
    How would you handle a preschool aged child using a swear word in the classroom?
    • A. 

      Yell at him in front of the class

    • B. 

      Ignore him

    • C. 

      Talk to his parents

    • D. 

      Talk to him privately

  • 8. 
    Which best describes your organizational style?
    • A. 

      My days are planned to the minute

    • B. 

      I act spur of the moment most of the time

    • C. 

      I plan events but allow for flexibility

  • 9. 
    When is the best time to meet with a parent about a concern you have for their child?
    • A. 

      As they are dropping their child off

    • B. 

      When they are picking their child up

    • C. 

      At a scheduled time

  • 10. 
    Describe any experience you have with planning curriculum for young children.
    • A. 

      None

    • B. 

      I have planned a weekly curriculum for young children

    • C. 

      I have planned a monthly curriculum for young children

    • D. 

      I have planned a curriculum for school aged students (K-12)

  • 11. 
    What do you feel is the main purpose of a day care?
    • A. 

      To foster development

    • B. 

      To provide a safe environment for learning

    • C. 

      To provide a place to play while parents are at work

  • 12. 
    Describe what situation would motivate you the most.
    • A. 

      An upcoming evaluation from a boss

    • B. 

      Self-set goals to improve the classroom

    • C. 

      A recent poor evaluation from a boss

    • D. 

      A desire to present an organized classroom environment

  • 13. 
    How would a co-worker describe your ability to work with others?
    • A. 

  • 14. 
    Describe your ideal boss.
    • A. 

      Hands-off; allows employees to create a solution

    • B. 

      Expects many rules to be followed

    • C. 

      Gives a detailed description of what to do in many situations

  • 15. 
    Describe how you are most likely to deal with a stressful situation in the classroom.
    • A. 

      Leave the room

    • B. 

      Call for help

    • C. 

      Complain to a parent

    • D. 

      Discuss with the boss

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