CDA Practice Exam - English

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  • 1. 

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  • 2. 

    Fire exit information should be

    • A.

      In written form.

    • B.

      Kept in a file labeled "Emergency Procedures".

    • C.

      In both written & pictorial form, posted near the exits.

    • D.

      In pictorial form.

    Correct Answer
    C. In both written & pictorial form, posted near the exits.
    Explanation
    Fire exit information should be in both written and pictorial form and posted near the exits. This is because during an emergency, people may panic and may not be able to read or understand written instructions. Pictorial representations provide a visual guide that can be easily understood by everyone, including those who may not be able to read or understand written instructions. Having the information posted near the exits ensures that it is easily accessible and visible to everyone in case of an emergency.

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  • 3. 

    The first-aid kit should be kept

    • A.

      Out of the reach of children.

    • B.

      In an easily accessible location, clearly marked, and out of the reach of children.

    • C.

      In a restroom.

    • D.

      In a drawer far from where children will play.

    Correct Answer
    B. In an easily accessible location, clearly marked, and out of the reach of children.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "In an easily accessible location, clearly marked, and out of the reach of children." This answer is the most appropriate because it ensures that the first-aid kit is readily available in case of emergencies. Keeping it in an easily accessible location means that it can be quickly accessed when needed. Additionally, marking it clearly helps to identify it easily. Lastly, keeping it out of the reach of children is important to prevent them from accessing potentially harmful items inside the kit.

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  • 4. 

    Frequent hand washing is important because

    • A.

      Children need to keep hands clean.

    • B.

      It keeps germs from spreading.

    • C.

      It is a positive social skill.

    • D.

      It is the law.

    Correct Answer
    B. It keeps germs from spreading.
    Explanation
    Frequent hand washing is important because it keeps germs from spreading. Germs can easily transfer from our hands to surfaces we touch, and then to other people or objects. By washing our hands regularly, we can remove these germs and reduce the risk of spreading illnesses. This is especially important in preventing the transmission of diseases, such as colds, flu, and COVID-19. Hand washing is a simple and effective way to maintain personal hygiene and protect ourselves and others from harmful germs.

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  • 5. 

    Choose the most healthy snack for young children

    • A.

      Saltine crackers & Milk.

    • B.

      Orange juice and carrot sticks.

    • C.

      Oatmeal cookies & milk.

    • D.

      Apple slices & low fat (or 2%) milk

    Correct Answer
    D. Apple slices & low fat (or 2%) milk
    Explanation
    Apple slices and low fat (or 2%) milk is the most healthy snack for young children because it includes a combination of fruits and dairy, providing essential nutrients. Apples are high in fiber and vitamins, while low fat milk is a good source of calcium and protein. This snack option is low in added sugars and unhealthy fats, making it a nutritious choice for young children.

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  • 6. 

    An open ended question has

    • A.

      1 right answer.

    • B.

      No right or wrong answer.

    • C.

      2 answers.

    • D.

      A commonly repeated answer.

    Correct Answer
    B. No right or wrong answer.
    Explanation
    An open-ended question does not have a specific correct answer because it allows for multiple possible responses. It encourages individuals to think critically and express their own thoughts and opinions rather than selecting from a set of predetermined options. This type of question promotes open discussion and allows for diverse perspectives and interpretations.

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  • 7. 

    The amount of adult supervision needed depends on

    • A.

      The number of children in the group.

    • B.

      The activity.

    • C.

      The developmental needs of the children who are present.

    • D.

      All of these.

    Correct Answer
    D. All of these.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of these" because the amount of adult supervision needed depends on multiple factors. The number of children in the group is important as more children may require more supervision to ensure their safety and well-being. The activity being carried out also plays a role, as certain activities may have higher risks or require closer supervision. Additionally, the developmental needs of the children present should be considered, as younger children or those with special needs may require more supervision and support. Therefore, all these factors contribute to determining the amount of adult supervision needed.

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  • 8. 

    Children should be provided with these items washing their hands

    • A.

      Cold water, bar soap & paper towels.

    • B.

      Hot water, liquid soap, & a cloth towel.

    • C.

      Warm water, liquid soap & paper towels.

    • D.

      Water & paper towels.

    Correct Answer
    C. Warm water, liquid soap & paper towels.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is warm water, liquid soap, and paper towels. Providing children with warm water is important as it helps to effectively remove dirt and bacteria from their hands. Liquid soap is more hygienic compared to bar soap as it can be easily dispensed and doesn't accumulate germs. Paper towels are recommended over cloth towels as they are disposable and reduce the risk of cross-contamination. Together, these items ensure that children can properly clean their hands and maintain good hygiene.

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  • 9. 

    Children need their own spaces in the classroom for their coats & other belongings because

    • A.

      It promotes their positive self-concept.

    • B.

      It helps maintain good health.

    • C.

      A and B.

    • D.

      None of the above.

    Correct Answer
    C. A and B.
    Explanation
    Having their own spaces in the classroom for their coats and other belongings promotes children's positive self-concept by giving them a sense of ownership and responsibility. It also helps maintain good health by preventing the spread of germs and keeping their belongings organized and easily accessible. Therefore, both options A and B are correct.

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  • 10. 

    An example of a positive nonverbal communication is

    • A.

      A smile.

    • B.

      Saying "Good Morning".

    • C.

      Ignoring a child's actions.

    • D.

      Moving away from a child.

    Correct Answer
    A. A smile.
    Explanation
    A smile is an example of positive nonverbal communication because it conveys warmth, friendliness, and happiness. Smiling can help to establish a positive connection and create a welcoming atmosphere. It is a universal gesture that is easily understood and can help to build rapport and trust between individuals. Smiling also has the ability to uplift the mood of others and create a positive environment.

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  • 11. 

    A mealtime, a caregiver should

    • A.

      Insist that children finish all food on their plates.

    • B.

      Not offer any dessert until all their food is finished.

    • C.

      Only offer dessert to the children who remained quiet at the table while eating.

    • D.

      None of the above.

    Correct Answer
    D. None of the above.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "None of the above" because it is not recommended for a caregiver to insist that children finish all food on their plates. It is important to respect a child's appetite and allow them to stop eating when they are full. Similarly, withholding dessert as a reward for finishing food can create an unhealthy relationship with food and encourage overeating. Offering dessert only to children who remain quiet at the table while eating can also create negative associations with food and lead to unhealthy eating behaviors.

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  • 12. 

    Which of the following is the best way to assist children from families with limited incomes?

    • A.

      Lower expectations for these children's achievements in the classroom.

    • B.

      Cooperate with school administrators and public officials to provide such assistance as a free lunch program and/or some academic assistance.

    • C.

      Counsel parents on ways to economize with their limited financial resources.

    • D.

      Provide the best possible instruction without any need for intervention or public assistance.

    Correct Answer
    B. Cooperate with school administrators and public officials to provide such assistance as a free lunch program and/or some academic assistance.
    Explanation
    Cooperating with school administrators and public officials to provide assistance such as a free lunch program and academic assistance is the best way to assist children from families with limited incomes. This approach acknowledges the financial constraints these families face and aims to alleviate some of their burdens by providing essential resources. By working together with the school and public officials, children from low-income families can receive the necessary support to thrive academically and have access to basic needs like nutritious meals.

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  • 13. 

    When arranging a classroom, a teacher should

    • A.

      Keep the quiet & noisy activities together.

    • B.

      Put related activities near each other.

    • C.

      Provide a large, open area in the center of the room.

    • D.

      Arrange the furniture all along the walls.

    Correct Answer
    B. Put related activities near each other.
    Explanation
    Putting related activities near each other is important when arranging a classroom because it helps to create a cohesive and organized learning environment. When related activities are grouped together, it becomes easier for students to transition between different tasks and for the teacher to manage the classroom effectively. It also promotes a sense of continuity and allows students to easily access the materials and resources they need for each activity. Additionally, grouping related activities together can enhance collaboration and encourage peer interaction, as students working on similar tasks can easily communicate and support each other.

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  • 14. 

    Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of a child with emotional disturbance.

    • A.

      Lower academic performance.

    • B.

      Social skills deficits.

    • C.

      Aggressive behaviors.

    • D.

      Making large efforts to make friends.

    Correct Answer
    D. Making large efforts to make friends.
    Explanation
    A child with emotional disturbance typically exhibits lower academic performance, social skills deficits, and aggressive behaviors. However, making large efforts to make friends is not a characteristic of a child with emotional disturbance. This suggests that they may struggle with forming and maintaining friendships, rather than actively making significant efforts to establish social connections.

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  • 15. 

    The best example of an open-ended material would be

    • A.

      An Alphabet puzzle.

    • B.

      Play Doh & cookie cutters.

    • C.

      A piece of paper & crayons.

    • D.

      Unit Blocks.

    Correct Answer
    C. A piece of paper & crayons.
    Explanation
    A piece of paper and crayons is the best example of an open-ended material because it allows for limitless possibilities and creativity. With paper and crayons, one can draw, color, write, fold, cut, and create anything they can imagine. There are no specific rules or limitations, making it a versatile and flexible material that encourages open-ended play and exploration. It provides the freedom for self-expression and allows individuals to use their imagination to its fullest extent.

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  • 16. 

    Children's play materials should be kept

    • A.

      In sealed containers.

    • B.

      On low, open shelves.

    • C.

      On high shelves the children cannot reach.

    • D.

      In a storage cabinet only used by the Educators.

    Correct Answer
    B. On low, open shelves.
    Explanation
    Children's play materials should be kept on low, open shelves because it allows easy access for children to independently choose and engage with the materials. Placing the materials on low shelves promotes their autonomy and encourages exploration and creativity. Additionally, open shelves provide a visually appealing display that attracts children's attention and encourages them to interact with the materials. This setup also promotes organization and cleanliness, as it allows children to easily see and select the materials they want to play with, and also facilitates easy clean-up after playtime.

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  • 17. 

    A Teacher sets up a Literacy Center where the students match pictures of objects that begin with the same sound.  Which of the following skills is the Teacher trying to develop in students using this center?

    • A.

      Phonics.

    • B.

      Vocabulary.

    • C.

      Letter Recognition.

    • D.

      Phonemic Awareness.

    Correct Answer
    D. Phonemic Awareness.
    Explanation
    The teacher is trying to develop phonemic awareness in students using this center. Phonemic awareness is the ability to identify and manipulate individual sounds (phonemes) in spoken words. By matching pictures of objects that begin with the same sound, students are practicing their ability to recognize and differentiate the initial sounds in words, which is a key component of phonemic awareness.

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  • 18. 

    A developmentally appropriate group time

    • A.

      Lasts only a short time.

    • B.

      Gets the children actively involved.

    • C.

      Permits children to leave, if they wish.

    • D.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above" because a developmentally appropriate group time should last only a short time to match the attention span of young children. It should also get the children actively involved, allowing them to participate and engage in the activities. Additionally, it should permit children to leave if they wish, respecting their individual needs and preferences. Therefore, all the given statements are true and align with the concept of a developmentally appropriate group time.

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  • 19. 

    Why do you give children a warning before activities are about to change?

    • A.

      It gives them time to clean up their toys.

    • B.

      It provides them time to finish an activity.

    • C.

      It helps quickly get their attention.

    • D.

      It is a signal to come to the next activity right away.

    Correct Answer
    B. It provides them time to finish an activity.
    Explanation
    Giving children a warning before activities are about to change provides them time to finish an activity. This allows children to wrap up what they are currently doing, which can help them feel a sense of closure and avoid abrupt transitions. It also promotes a sense of autonomy and independence as they are given the opportunity to complete tasks on their own terms. Additionally, it can help reduce frustration and tantrums that may arise from sudden changes, as children are given the chance to mentally and emotionally prepare for the upcoming transition.

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  • 20. 

    An activity that develops small motor skills would be

    • A.

      Swinging.

    • B.

      Beanbag throwing.

    • C.

      Stringing Beads.

    • D.

      Jumping.

    Correct Answer
    C. Stringing Beads.
    Explanation
    Stringing beads requires precise hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills to thread the beads onto a string. This activity helps develop the small muscles in the hands and fingers, improving dexterity and control. Swinging and jumping are gross motor activities that involve larger muscle groups and do not specifically target small motor skills. Beanbag throwing may involve some hand-eye coordination, but it does not require the same level of precision and control as stringing beads.

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  • 21. 

    When you provide an activity that allows children to use their sense of smell, sight, sound, touch & tastes, it promotes

    • A.

      Physical Development.

    • B.

      Social Development.

    • C.

      Cognitive Development.

    • D.

      Communication (Language Development)

    Correct Answer
    A. Physical Development.
    Explanation
    When children engage in activities that involve their senses of smell, sight, sound, touch, and taste, it promotes their physical development. These activities encourage children to explore and interact with their environment, which helps to develop their gross and fine motor skills. For example, activities that involve touching different textures or manipulating objects can improve their hand-eye coordination and dexterity. Additionally, activities that stimulate their senses can also enhance their sensory processing and perception skills. Therefore, providing such activities supports the physical development of children.

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  • 22. 

    When talking to a child, the Educator should

    • A.

      Shout at them.

    • B.

      Get down to the child's eye level.

    • C.

      Whisper softly to the child.

    • D.

      Skip with the child around the classroom.

    Correct Answer
    B. Get down to the child's eye level.
    Explanation
    When talking to a child, it is important for the educator to get down to the child's eye level. This helps to establish a connection and build trust with the child, as it shows that the educator is actively engaging with them and valuing their perspective. It also allows for better communication, as the child can see the educator's facial expressions and body language more clearly. Shouting at the child or whispering softly may be intimidating or ineffective, while skipping around the classroom is not appropriate during a conversation.

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  • 23. 

    A child with fine motor impairments will likely have the most difficulty performing which of the following tasks?

    • A.

      Kicking a ball.

    • B.

      Carrying a book.

    • C.

      Drawing a picture.

    • D.

      Reading a story.

    Correct Answer
    C. Drawing a picture.
    Explanation
    A child with fine motor impairments will likely have the most difficulty performing the task of drawing a picture. Fine motor skills involve the coordination and control of the small muscles in the hands and fingers, which are necessary for activities such as writing, drawing, and coloring. Kicking a ball and carrying a book primarily involve gross motor skills, which are related to larger muscle groups and body movements. Reading a story mainly requires cognitive and language skills. However, drawing a picture relies heavily on precise hand movements and control, making it the most challenging task for a child with fine motor impairments.

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  • 24. 

    Using picture books with no words is most effective for promoting children's

    • A.

      Emotional Development.

    • B.

      Awareness of narrative (story) structure.

    • C.

      Written language skills.

    • D.

      Fine motor skills.

    Correct Answer
    B. Awareness of narrative (story) structure.
    Explanation
    Using picture books with no words is most effective for promoting children's awareness of narrative (story) structure. Since there are no words to guide the child, they must rely solely on the images to create a coherent story. This helps them understand the beginning, middle, and end of a narrative, as well as the sequence of events. It also encourages them to use their imagination and interpret the story based on visual cues.

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  • 25. 

    A student arrives at school with several large bruises that s(he) cannot explain.  Which of the following is the appropriate course of action for the Educator?

    • A.

      Writing down the incident in the child's file.

    • B.

      Making eye contact with the child's parent/caregiver.

    • C.

      Following the school's protocol as a Mandated Reporter.

    • D.

      Request a referral for a Child Psychologist.

    Correct Answer
    C. Following the school's protocol as a Mandated Reporter.
    Explanation
    The appropriate course of action for the Educator is to follow the school's protocol as a Mandated Reporter. This means reporting any signs of abuse or neglect to the appropriate authorities, as required by law. The presence of unexplained bruises on a student could be a potential indicator of abuse, and it is the educator's responsibility to ensure the safety and well-being of the child by reporting the incident.

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  • 26. 

    Children's artwork should be

    • A.

      Put on bulletin boards in the hallways.

    • B.

      Placed high on the walls so they children cannot touch the artwork.

    • C.

      Displayed at the children's eye level.

    • D.

      Put immediately into the children's cubbies to be taken home.

    Correct Answer
    C. Displayed at the children's eye level.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is displayed at the children's eye level. This is because children's artwork is meant to be appreciated and valued, and displaying it at their eye level allows them to easily see and admire their own creations. It also promotes a sense of pride and accomplishment in their work. Placing the artwork on bulletin boards in the hallways or high on the walls may make it difficult for children to see and appreciate their own artwork. Putting it immediately into the children's cubbies to be taken home may not allow for others to see and appreciate the artwork.

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  • 27. 

    Caregivers should

    • A.

      Completely control the conversations that children have with them.

    • B.

      Be good listeners.

    • C.

      Ask a lot of open ended questions.

    • D.

      Both B & C.

    Correct Answer
    D. Both B & C.
    Explanation
    Caregivers should be good listeners and ask a lot of open-ended questions. By being good listeners, caregivers can actively engage with children and show them that their thoughts and feelings are valued. This helps to foster a strong and trusting relationship between the caregiver and child. Asking open-ended questions encourages children to think critically, express their thoughts, and develop their communication skills. Therefore, both being a good listener and asking open-ended questions are important qualities for caregivers to have.

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  • 28. 

    An activity that develops fine motor skills would be

    • A.

      Manipulating Play Doh.

    • B.

      Walking on a balance beam.

    • C.

      Throwing a ball.

    • D.

      Riding a tricycle.

    Correct Answer
    A. Manipulating Play Doh.
    Explanation
    Manipulating Play Doh requires precise finger movements and hand-eye coordination, which helps in developing fine motor skills. This activity involves squeezing, rolling, and shaping the dough, which strengthens the muscles in the fingers and hands. It also improves dexterity and control over small movements, promoting the development of fine motor skills. Walking on a balance beam, throwing a ball, and riding a tricycle primarily involve gross motor skills, which involve larger muscle groups and coordination of the whole body.

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  • 29. 

    2 boys want the same truck to haul blocks across the room.  1 boy goes to the housekeeping area and gets a basket.  This is

    • A.

      An open ended question.

    • B.

      An example of problem solving.

    • C.

      A fine motor exercise.

    • D.

      Guidance.

    Correct Answer
    B. An example of problem solving.
    Explanation
    The scenario described in the question presents a situation where two boys want the same truck to haul blocks across the room. One of the boys decides to go to the housekeeping area and gets a basket instead. This action demonstrates problem-solving skills as the boy is finding an alternative solution to the problem of not having access to the desired truck. By thinking creatively and using the available resources, the boy is able to solve the problem at hand. Therefore, the given answer "An example of problem solving" accurately describes the situation.

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  • 30. 

    A creative art project is

    • A.

      Painting with Orange & Black paint on White paper.

    • B.

      Marble painting on turkey shapes.

    • C.

      Painting at the easel on a pumpkin shaped paper with Orange & Black paint.

    • D.

      Sponge painting on a white ghost shape.

    Correct Answer
    A. Painting with Orange & Black paint on White paper.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Painting with Orange & Black paint on White paper." This answer is the most general and inclusive of all the given options. It does not specify any particular shape or object to paint on, allowing for more creativity and flexibility in the art project. Additionally, using orange and black paint on white paper creates a striking contrast and can be associated with Halloween or other festive themes.

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  • 31. 

    CDA stands for

    • A.

      Child Dental Assistant.

    • B.

      Child Development Associate

    • C.

      Child Development Association of America

    • D.

      Child Development Administration

    Correct Answer
    B. Child Development Associate
    Explanation
    CDA stands for Child Development Associate, which is a nationally recognized credential in the field of early childhood education. This certification is awarded to individuals who have completed a specific set of coursework and have demonstrated competency in working with young children. It signifies that the individual has the knowledge and skills necessary to provide high-quality care and education to young children.

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  • 32. 

    A CDA is

    • A.

      A licensing agency for Early Childhood professionals.

    • B.

      The only Nationally recognized Early Childhood Credential.

    • C.

      An association for Early Childhood Directors only.

    • D.

      A program offered by certain states in the South.

    Correct Answer
    B. The only Nationally recognized Early Childhood Credential.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The only Nationally recognized Early Childhood Credential." This means that a CDA (Child Development Associate) is the only credential that is recognized and accepted nationwide for professionals working in the field of early childhood education. It implies that individuals who hold a CDA have met the required standards and competencies necessary for their role in working with young children.

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  • 33. 

    A good technique for dealing with favorite toys is to

    • A.

      Provide duplicates of them., if possible.

    • B.

      Put them away when children squabble over them.

    • C.

      Provide them as rewards for good behavior.

    • D.

      None of the above.

    Correct Answer
    A. Provide duplicates of them., if possible.
    Explanation
    Providing duplicates of favorite toys, if possible, is a good technique for dealing with them because it helps prevent conflicts among children who may want to play with the same toy. By having multiple copies of the toy, each child can have their own and enjoy it without having to argue or fight over it. This solution promotes sharing, reduces tension, and ensures that all children have access to their favorite toys.

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  • 34. 

    A positive circle experience includes

    • A.

      Scheduling & planning beforehand.

    • B.

      Interesting & active activities.

    • C.

      Anticipating problems beforehand.

    • D.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above.
    Explanation
    A positive circle experience includes scheduling and planning beforehand to ensure a smooth and organized event. It also involves incorporating interesting and active activities to keep participants engaged and entertained. Additionally, anticipating problems beforehand allows for proactive problem-solving and ensures a successful and enjoyable experience for everyone involved. Therefore, the correct answer is "All of the above" as all these factors contribute to a positive circle experience.

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  • 35. 

    Appropriate choices for young children include this statement

    • A.

      "Whatever you like to do today."

    • B.

      "You may have ice cream and oranges for snack today."

    • C.

      "You may choose from the art area, the housekeeping area, or the puzzle table."

    • D.

      None of the above.

    Correct Answer
    C. "You may choose from the art area, the housekeeping area, or the puzzle table."
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "You may choose from the art area, the housekeeping area, or the puzzle table." This statement is an appropriate choice for young children because it gives them the autonomy to make their own choices and explore different areas of interest. It promotes independence, decision-making skills, and allows children to engage in activities that they enjoy and find stimulating.

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  • 36. 

    Good practice provides children the opportunity to "live with diversity."  Which of the following statements best represents that statement?

    • A.

      There are children of mixed heritage in the classroom.

    • B.

      Pictures, learning materials & posters depicts children and families of diverse backgrounds, ages, abilities, and both genders. This includes the dominant culture of the room.

    • C.

      The classroom celebrates Black History Month with a grits & sausage breakfast.

    • D.

      Teachers offer children a piñata and make tacos on Cinco de Mayo.

    Correct Answer
    B. Pictures, learning materials & posters depicts children and families of diverse backgrounds, ages, abilities, and both genders. This includes the dominant culture of the room.
    Explanation
    The answer "Pictures, learning materials & posters depict children and families of diverse backgrounds, ages, abilities, and both genders. This includes the dominant culture of the room." best represents the statement because it shows that the classroom provides visual representation of diversity through the materials and images displayed. It includes children and families from various backgrounds, ages, abilities, and genders, which promotes an inclusive and multicultural environment. The mention of the dominant culture of the room also suggests that the diversity is respected and acknowledged within the classroom setting.

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  • 37. 

    Situations that reflect bias include

    • A.

      Thanksgiving stories that depicts Indians with war paint and headdresses.

    • B.

      Halloween stories with pictures where everything black is portrayed as scary.

    • C.

      Block activities that exclude girls & housekeeping activities that are never offered to boys.

    • D.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above.
    Explanation
    The given answer, "All of the above," is correct because all the situations mentioned in the question reflect bias. The Thanksgiving stories depicting Indians with war paint and headdresses perpetuate stereotypes and misrepresent Native American culture. Halloween stories that portray everything black as scary contribute to racial bias. Block activities that exclude girls and housekeeping activities that are never offered to boys reinforce gender bias. Therefore, all three situations mentioned demonstrate instances of bias.

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  • 38. 

    Children learn best when they

    • A.

      Actively participate.

    • B.

      Follow directions carefully.

    • C.

      Both A & B.

    • D.

      None of the above.

    Correct Answer
    C. Both A & B.
    Explanation
    Children learn best when they actively participate and follow directions carefully. Active participation allows children to engage with the material, ask questions, and make connections, which enhances their understanding and retention of information. Following directions carefully ensures that children are able to complete tasks accurately and efficiently, helping them to develop important skills such as attention to detail and problem-solving. By combining active participation with careful direction-following, children can maximize their learning potential.

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  • 39. 

    Coloring books, ABC worksheets, and offering sample artwork are

    • A.

      Activities that strengthen skills.

    • B.

      Developmentally appropriate.

    • C.

      Not developmentally appropriate.

    • D.

      Activities that should be offered every day.

    Correct Answer
    C. Not developmentally appropriate.
    Explanation
    The given answer states that coloring books, ABC worksheets, and offering sample artwork are not developmentally appropriate. This suggests that these activities may not be suitable or beneficial for the developmental needs and abilities of children. It implies that these activities may not promote the necessary skills and growth in children that align with their age and stage of development.

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  • 40. 

    Playing Double Dutch with a jump rope, games with rules, and riding a 2-wheeled bicycle

    • A.

      Would be frustrating for most preschoolers.

    • B.

      Should be offered on a preschool playground.

    • C.

      Are activities for gifted children.

    • D.

      None of the above.

    Correct Answer
    B. Should be offered on a preschool playground.
    Explanation
    These activities, such as playing Double Dutch with a jump rope, games with rules, and riding a 2-wheeled bicycle, should be offered on a preschool playground. This suggests that these activities are appropriate and beneficial for preschoolers.

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  • 41. 

    Experience charts, labeling items in the room, and making lots of books available are all examples of

    • A.

      Practice that supports emergent literacy.

    • B.

      Practices children will encounter once they begin elementary school.

    • C.

      Practices that should be provided only to older preschoolers.

    • D.

      None of the above.

    Correct Answer
    A. Practice that supports emergent literacy.
    Explanation
    The given answer is "Practice that supports emergent literacy" because experience charts, labeling items in the room, and making lots of books available are all strategies that help young children develop early literacy skills. These practices expose children to print, encourage language development, and promote a love for reading and learning. By engaging in these activities, children are able to develop the foundational skills necessary for future reading and writing success.

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  • 42. 

    A writing center for preschoolers should include

    • A.

      A variety of alphabet worksheets with letters to trace.

    • B.

      Pencils, papers, markers, envelopes,, an old typewriter, and pieces of old mail.

    • C.

      Both A & B.

    • D.

      None of the above.

    Correct Answer
    B. Pencils, papers, markers, envelopes,, an old typewriter, and pieces of old mail.
    Explanation
    A writing center for preschoolers should include pencils, papers, markers, envelopes, an old typewriter, and pieces of old mail. This is because these materials provide a variety of opportunities for children to practice their writing skills. The pencils, papers, and markers allow them to freely express their ideas and practice forming letters and words. The envelopes, old typewriter, and pieces of old mail can be used for imaginative play and to introduce the concept of writing letters and sending mail.

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  • 43. 

    Scribbling is

    • A.

      Something that should be discouraged.

    • B.

      An indication of a developmental delay in preschool children.

    • C.

      An early stage in the development of children's art & writing skills.

    • D.

      None of the above.

    Correct Answer
    C. An early stage in the development of children's art & writing skills.
    Explanation
    Scribbling is an early stage in the development of children's art and writing skills. It is a natural and important part of a child's creative development. Through scribbling, children begin to explore and experiment with different marks and movements, which eventually leads to the development of more controlled and purposeful drawing and writing. Scribbling helps children develop their fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and cognitive abilities. It is an essential foundation for later stages of artistic and written expression.

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  • 44. 

    To extend a teachable moment

    • A.

      Observe what is happening.

    • B.

      Describe what is happening & ask open-ended questions.

    • C.

      Let the children come up with ideas about what they would like to do.

    • D.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above" because each of the options mentioned (observing, describing, asking open-ended questions, and letting children come up with ideas) are effective strategies to extend a teachable moment. By observing and describing what is happening, children are encouraged to think critically and make connections. Asking open-ended questions promotes discussion and encourages children to think creatively. Finally, letting children come up with their own ideas empowers them to take ownership of their learning and fosters independence.

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  • 45. 

    Children's artwork should

    • A.

      Be clearly recognizable so that their parents can appreciate it.

    • B.

      Be a perfect copy of the teachers work.

    • C.

      Both of the above.

    • D.

      None of the above.

    Correct Answer
    D. None of the above.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "None of the above" because children's artwork should not necessarily be a perfect copy of the teacher's work or solely focused on being recognizable to parents. Children's artwork should be a form of self-expression, allowing them to explore their creativity and individuality. It should be a reflection of their own unique perspective and imagination, rather than conforming to specific expectations or standards set by others.

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  • 46. 

    The following materials and activities are appropriate ways to help preschoolers prepare for reading

    • A.

      Flash cards, workbooks, worksheets & phonics lessons.

    • B.

      Magnetic letters, a well-stocked book corner, & reading to them every day.

    • C.

      Learning "the Alphabet Song."

    • D.

      None of the above.

    Correct Answer
    B. Magnetic letters, a well-stocked book corner, & reading to them every day.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Magnetic letters, a well-stocked book corner, & reading to them every day." This is because preschoolers benefit from hands-on activities like using magnetic letters to explore letter recognition and phonics. Having a well-stocked book corner provides opportunities for exposure to books and encourages a love for reading. Reading to preschoolers every day helps develop their listening skills, vocabulary, and comprehension. Flash cards, workbooks, worksheets, and phonics lessons may be more suitable for older children and not appropriate for preschoolers.

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  • 47. 

    A good way to get a child and his or her jamily off to a positive start is to

    • A.

      Invite them to visit before the 1st day of school.

    • B.

      Provide the family with written information about the program & answer questions they may have.

    • C.

      Both of the above.

    • D.

      None of the above.

    Correct Answer
    C. Both of the above.
    Explanation
    Inviting a child and their family to visit before the 1st day of school allows them to become familiar with the environment, meet the teachers, and alleviate any anxiety they may have. Providing the family with written information about the program and answering their questions helps them understand what to expect and feel more prepared. Doing both of these actions helps create a positive start for the child and their family, establishing a foundation for a successful school experience.

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  • 48. 

    Positive ways to involve parents in the program include

    • A.

      Reading stories.

    • B.

      Wiping tables.

    • C.

      Disinfecting the bathroom.

    • D.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    A. Reading stories.
    Explanation
    This answer is correct because reading stories is a positive way to involve parents in the program. It promotes literacy and bonding between parents and children. Wiping tables and disinfecting the bathroom are not mentioned as positive ways to involve parents in the program.

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  • 49. 

    An important part of a quality early childhood program is for caregivers to communicate with parents.  An example would NOT be 

    • A.

      Parent for conferences.

    • B.

      Parent meetings.

    • C.

      Arguing with the parents in front of the Director.

    • D.

      Conversations at arrival & departure times.

    Correct Answer
    C. Arguing with the parents in front of the Director.
    Explanation
    In a quality early childhood program, it is crucial for caregivers to have open and effective communication with parents. This helps in building trust, sharing important information, and working collaboratively for the child's development. Parent conferences and meetings provide an opportunity for caregivers and parents to discuss the child's progress and address any concerns. Conversations at arrival and departure times also allow for brief updates and exchange of information. However, arguing with parents in front of the director is not an example of effective communication. It can create a negative and confrontational environment, which is not beneficial for the child or the parent-caregiver relationship.

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  • 50. 

    Parent/Teacher conflicts happen.  A positive way to resolve them is to

    • A.

      Practice "Active" listening.

    • B.

      Suggest the parents review the Parent's Handbook, to clear up any misunderstanding and to directly address the problem.

    • C.

      None of the above.

    • D.

      Both of the above.

    Correct Answer
    A. Practice "Active" listening.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Practice 'Active' listening." This is because active listening is a positive way to resolve conflicts between parents and teachers. By actively listening, both parties can better understand each other's perspectives and work towards finding a solution. The other option, suggesting parents review the Parent's Handbook, may be helpful in some cases, but it does not directly address the need for active listening and understanding between parents and teachers. Therefore, the correct answer is to practice active listening.

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