Infant/Toddler Environment

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Summary for Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale Report
(ITERS-R)

I observed and evaluated the toddler class that composed of eight (8) children varying from 1-2 years of age. There were 2 teachers in the class.

Space and Furnishing: There was no good ventilation, The glass windows are fixed permanently so ventilation can not be controlled through windows. There was door to outside going to play yard but it can not count as ventilation since there was no locking screen or safety half gate/door to keep the children from leaving the door unattended. Another issue was the cozy area, it was not protected for active play for most of the day, there was lack of solid barriers for protection. Another thing that I observed in this category was the teachers did not talk or discuss the materials displayed in the classroom to encourage more language development to the children.

Personal Care Routines: The class had a concern with lack of hand-washing for children before meals. Hand-washing for children and teachers should be done with soap and water. In this class I observed that the teacher did not use soap in washing the hands of children after lunch. Additionally, there was a need of consistency in wiping and washing child’s hands and teacher’s hands after diapering. Furthermore, hand-washing for children upon arrival should be practiced everyday. During my observation, one toddler was able to go outdoor unnoticed by any one of the teachers, so for safety practices teachers should always see to it the all doors are locked to keep the children safe all the time.

Listening and Talking: Other teacher spoke in a language that other children can understand, for example Spanish Language. Teachers asked simple questions such as “what are you holding Amber?, Who wants some more milk? Teachers added more words and ideas to what children said for example when one child touched the basket that full of...
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