CC Child Development Open Ended Play Discussion


It’s important to realize that you have to plan for play! Meaningful, purposeful, fun play doesn’t happen without the right combination of environmental organization, a bounty of good, multi-purposed materials, and thoughtful, intentional planning.

A preschool teacher named Ashley has created an interesting website and blog (Links to an external site.) for preschool teachers. She uses some themes in planning, which is not a method supported by our text. But I really liked some of the things she has on her website. I want to be sure that she is acknowledged and given credit for the materials I am sharing here. She doesn’t share her last name, but she calls her blog:

I think she’s done a good job of creating a template for planning that can incorporate a play-based philosophy and curriculum. Here is the planning guide she developed:

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In a well-developed paragraph, share your ideas about how a planning guide like Ashley’s can facilitate meaningful, open-ended play for a group of preschool children. Or perhaps you think a planning guide like this might inhibit open-ended play. That’s OK too. What’s important is that you think about what kind of planning best supports open-ended, purposeful play for preschool children and that you share your thoughts with your classmates.


1. Read through several of your classmates posts.

2. Please reply to one student whose initial post made you go “Wow! I didn’t think about that! Great idea!” and share with them how you could use their idea in your own planning to support play-based learning.

3. Please reply to one student whose initial posts made you go “Whoa!! I need to learn more about this idea!” and ask that student a kind and gracious question to learn more about what they think. For example “You shared that you believe a good preschool planning guide should have a specific time for teaching reading each day. How would you set that up? What would you do to teach reading?”

Health Care Access Discussion Questions-Keiser University

  • Is access to healthcare a basic right?
  • Should any basic healthcare services be provided to all US citizens?
  • What about healthcare for US residents who are not citizens?
  • Who should pay for basic healthcare services?
  • Provide rationales for your responses.

Topic 2

Based on the IOM Report Assessing Progress on the Institute of Medicine Report The Future of Nursing:

  • Examine the eight recommendations formulated to direct the future of nursing in Assessing Progress on the Institute of Medicine Report the Future of Nursing (pages 4–16) SEE ATTACHMENT
  • Select one recommendation and discuss its contribution to improving the health of the US population.

Health and Outcomes Discussion-Columbia Southern University

There are various public programs that are targeted towards health promotion and health prevention campaigns and/or advertisements. What is the primary goal of these programs in terms of people’s health and outcomes? In other words, what are these programs trying to promote?

Musculoskeletal & Neurologic Systems Health Assessment Paper-Keiser University

Research the conditions affecting the musculoskeletal and the neurologic systems.

Scenario 1

A 58-year-old female is admitted for a work up for a complaint of neck and low back pain. During admission, you discover that she underwent a renal transplant six years ago. The patient also had blood work collected. When you review the findings, you notice that her serum calcium is elevated at 13.9 (Normal values range from 8.5 to 10.2 mg/dl), her CBC shows a hematocrit of 33%, and hemoglobin of 11.1 g/dl (normal adult female hematocrit Range: 37-47%, normal adult female hemoglobin range: 12-16 g/dl).

  • What could be the underlying cause of her pain and her abnormal lab values?
  • What other assessments would be helpful?
  • What interventions might be considered?

Scenario 2

A 33-year-old Hispanic male is admitted and complains of a tingling sensation in his left leg, vertigo, and loss of balance. When you begin to perform intake history, you notice that his speech is slurred, his teeth are in need of repair, and he seems to be very drowsy.

  • What other findings may you find in this individual?
  • What would you think is the underlying cause of this patient’s complaint?
  • How would you proceed with your assessment specifically for this patient?

Academy Education Services Stress Management Technique Discussion

Please describe a stressful situation and how you managed or mismanaged that situation. Have you used exercise as a stress management technique?

Reply to student post below!


Casey Floch


A stressful situation I have experienced lately, as I’m sure most parents on here would agree, has been adjusting to virtual schooling with my son. My son is in first grade and has been doing virtual schooling for the last month. On top of having to adjust to this new norm, I have also been struggling to keep up with my college course load because I am taking some more challenging classes this semester. Originally when I made my plan to complete my prerequisites for nursing school, I planned to take my more time consuming and challenging classes when my son would be at school full-time. Now that we are at home doing virtual school, I find myself bouncing back and forth between his school schedule and my classwork. Not to mention, I also have a very busy three year old that is still dependent on me to meet her everyday needs. Though it is very much a balancing act, I feel most days I handle it pretty well.

On the good days, I wake up extra early to set up my son’s work space and gather all the materials he will need to complete his schoolwork throughout the day so I’m not rushing back and forth to get his school supplies. I set him up on one side of the dinning room table and set myself up on the other side with my class materials so I can see him and make sure he is doing his work while I do my classwork as well. Recently, I bought him a set of headphones so that he can focus better and not be distracted by the noise going on around the house. On the more difficult days, I stay up too late at night and end up sleeping in too late the next morning. I feel unprepared and scatter brained trying to gather materials and make sure he is on time for his class Zoom meetings. Moreover, I end up being short tempered and finding myself having more of a negative attitude towards everything throughout the day.

I exercise everyday and it does help with my stressors a lot. Many days where I feel overwhelmed and like the day is out of my control I take my kids and I on a long walk. While I’m on the walk I try to do what I call the “4 senses exercise.” As I walk I point out the pretty things I see, I touch flowers or walk bare foot in the grass to make myself feel more grounded, I take deep inhales and ask my kids what different smells they can smell in the air, and I listen to the birds chirp and try to find where they are hiding in the bushes and the trees. On days where I’m having high stress and anxiety, I find that the long walks and the 4 senses exercise helps me relieve my stress more than my regular 30 minute workouts.

BSU Databases Are Better than Google Scholar Discussion

Need help with my Health & Medical question – I’m studying for my class.

Identify two Library scholarly databases that will help you find the best research articles to support your capstone project change proposal. Discuss why these two databases are better than Google Scholar or a general Internet search.

Anthem Institute Jersey City Types of Moral Theories Discussion

Can you help me understand this Health & Medical question?


  • There are two general types of moral theories
  • Which of these would best represent your own views? Using your best critical thinking skills give the strengths and weaknesses of each position. Explain your position with logic and reasoning. citation, reference, 200words

Leading Proposal Speech-Liberty University Group

The purpose of this assignment is to provide disclosure about your meeting and demonstrate learning from the experience by analyzing the session and its participants. You must also assess the effectiveness of your pre-planning and leadership behaviors. References to the course literature are optional; however, familiarity with the terminology and best practices therein must be evident. Your presentation must include the following sections/main points:


Group Dynamics, Content, and Process

  • Self-Assessment

Conclusion and Application

Introduce yourself and disclose key facts about your meeting, including: date, time, duration, location, setting and set-up, number of participants, your relationship with them, and whether a co-leader was present. Briefly (in one or two sentences) reiterate the nature and purpose of the group and your prior role and involvement. If the actual meeting and its participants diverted from your proposal, explain why.

  • Describe the progression of the meeting from beginning to end paying particular attention to group dynamics and how members responded to you and the content you provided for the session. What was the group’s level of engagement and participation and what different leadership techniques did you utilize?

Reflect on your facilitation and evaluate your performance, providing specific examples from the meeting. What were the main challenges you encountered? What do you feel you did well and what do you think you should have handled differently?

Briefly summarize the highlights of your experience and your most important takeaways. How will you apply what you learned to future group leadership? It what areas do you need to enhance your group skills? End with a concluding thought.

  • When you organize your presentation, you must make sure each required section/main point is sufficiently developed given the time limit. Transitions between subtopics must be clear and maintain flow of thought. The video must be of sufficient quality for a professional setting and show you speaking, ideally from the waist up. Your delivery must demonstrate a willingness to communicate with attention to audience engagement, articulation, pronunciation, tone, absence of vocal fillers, eye contact, posture and movement.

Group Leading Proposal

Diane Johnson

  • 7/25/2020

Introduction and Background

In my career as a behavioral nurse, I have led groups in various meetings that are supposed to bring a change in the norms and practices regarding the required public health requirements. Successfully, such groups have been good, and I always chair them with precision and focus on ensuring that fundamental elements are accomplished as needed. For this group, I will chair a group of community healthcare social workers who are responsible for fighting COVID-19 disease in the community. The choice of the group is good since it delivers the required health guidelines and practices necessary for the accomplishment of the obligations that are fundamental and effective.

The Group Context

The group is an existing organization of community healthcare workers who are charged with the responsibility of quality healthcare delivery. The purpose of the group at this time is to help in curbing the COVID-19 pandemic and mitigation measures in the community. The group has been existent and has varied roles associated with the key metrics and deliverables discharged to them. Successfully, there is a need to focus on the implementation of the basic and right attitudes for effective measures and quality health in the community. Prior to the planned chairing, I had a role in managing the financial resources and other supplies required by the group in the community to help them discharge their required duties.

The setting

The meeting will be composed of 10 community healthcare workers, whereby six are makes and four females. The age distribution of the individuals will be between 28 and 35 in orders of seniority from a novice. The meeting will be held in the community social hall from 10:00 am on July 26, 2020. The communication methods that will be used in the meeting will be normal speaking from word of mouth without any form of voice projection as a form of reducing noise. Additionally, a projector and a board will be used to help in the delivery of the right content necessary for successful and right communication in the course of the meeting. My relationship with the community healthcare workers is that they are juniors in the organization, and I do help in giving out directions concerning the upcoming events.

The meeting Goal and Norms

The goal of the meeting will be to help the community health social workers know the right measures to be used prevention of COVID-19 spread within the community. With the various measures in their fingerprint, the goal of the meeting will be to help them identify the loopholes and things that should be done to improve the situation and status quo, which is recommended for effective and right techniques to be implemented as per the measures and effective protocols. The warm-up activities to be performed will be jogging and stretching after every one hour of the meeting since it is supposed to take four hours from 10:00 am. Confidentiality will be assured to the members regarding the issues discussed and involved in the meeting process. For quality outcomes to be accomplished, the members will be assured of their security, and also privacy will be enhanced to promote the right information as necessary, which is key and integral as well.

Meeting Content and Process

The thematic content of the discussion will be on the nature of the prevention of COVID-19 disease in the communities. The level of preparedness and measures put in place will also be discussed to help in control the adverse situations while implementing key metrics and aspects as per the necessary and crucial elements of success, which is necessary. The meeting will be held for four hours, and the supplies will include drinking water and other beverages that are non-alcoholic to be used in the course of the meeting. With the ten members in the room, the meeting will have enough supplies to be used in the facilitation of comfort and the required objectives of the meeting.


The proposed meeting is good since it is supposed to enlighten the frontline community healthcare workers in providing essential health services in the community. With a focused approach and fundamental strategies in the management of challenges, it is a possible and right approach for quality and effective practice, which is necessary for the promotion of best and fundamental practice. The proposed meeting is a breakthrough to the community considering the vital aspects and necessary statistics in the control and elimination of challenges as per the required protocols and interventions of success.

Group Techniques Discussion Replies-Liberty University Facilitators

You will be required to write 200–250-word replies to at least 3 of your classmates’ threads. In your replies, expand on the discussion by analyzing and building upon the thread and incorporating at least 1 scholarly reference in each reply. Integration of Scripture is encouraged, but is not required. Assertions must be supported by in-text references in current APA format. Use first person and single-spaced formatting and indent new paragraphs. Your threads and replies must be well written, well organized, and focused.

Replies needed:

Glenda Butler

Forum 4 (Modules 5 and 6 )

As a facilitator there are a variety of techniques, skills and strategies one can use that are specifically designed for group settings, with rounds and dyads being some of the most popular. Rounds and dyads are very effective and invaluable facilitator tools that are often used in various types of group settings. Although they are both extremely valuable, rounds are considered to be more valuable than dyads (Jacob et al., 2016). Both the dyads and rounds facilitation technique can be utilized to provide direction in task and discussion groups

The Rounds technique is a type of discussion that is designed to encourage all participants to share their thoughts and feelings in response to a specific question that is presented to the group by the leader/facilitator. According to Jacob et al., (2016) rounds are typically seen as noninvasive and nonthreatening because everyone in the group is commenting and nobody is being singled out (Jacobs et al., 2016). The rounds technique places emphasis on the group’s understanding and processing of the topic as a whole. The objective of this technique is to help the participants get comfortable with sharing and listening to responses, with the intent of clarifying a topic by offering multiple perspectives. However, when using the rounds technique, one should take great care because, as stated by Jacob et al., (2016) the overuse of rounds can cause members to become confused, resentful or they may not trust the leader. Jacob et al. (2016) has identified three variations in which rounds can be utilized which are: (1) the designated word, phrase, or number round; (2) the word or phrase round; and (3) the comment round. Overusing rounds can cause members to become confused, resentful or they may not trust the leader and see it is a scam of sorts.

The Dyads facilitation technique involves facilitators splitting participants into groups of two by individual choice or by assignment in order to facilitate interaction regarding a specific topic that normally lasts approximately 2 to 10 minutes depending on circumstances (Jacobs et al., 2016). During this time the facilitator moves around the room to monitor the different groups to ensure they have not gotten off-track; if so he/she redirects the group so as to get them back on track. Dyads are designed to be used as a means of increasing participation and comfort, building energy and trust, processing information, finishing a topic, changing the group format, and giving the facilitator time to think (Jacobs et al., 2016). In addition, dyads can also promote more active discussions. They can create opportunities for reluctant individuals, who may be hesitant about opening up in a large group setting, to practice and develop confidence in sharing personal information, in addition, it can provide the participant an opportunity to practice their effective listening skills. Upon completion the facilitator brings the group back together to discuss any key information to identify learning points. Participants tend to benefit most from the self-exploration.

In the DVD, Groups in Action, the rounds technique was used by the group leader at the onset of each session daily as a means of building trust amongst the group members and to keep them focused, thus ensuring their involvement in the group discussion. Utilizing the rounds technique gave each group member the opportunity to discuss his/her thoughts and feelings. In section 3 of the video the facilitator introduced the dyads technique by pairing the group members off and having them to discuss some of their fears or expectations as it pertains to the group and its members. This opened up an opportunity for group members to comfortably discuss issues that were important to them with one other member with the intent of enhancing their ability to keep what was discussed fresh on their minds so that they were able to easily articulated the discussion once the group reconvened (Corey et al., 2014).


Corey, G., Corey, M. S., & Haynes, R. (2014). Groups in action: Evolution and challenges

(2nd ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage

Jacobs, E. E., Schimmel, C. J., Masson, R. L., & Harvill, R. L.

Second reply:

Linda Somersall

DB Forum 4a


Group leaders or facilitators use different techniques which are valuable tools in order to build cohesion within a group.For instance, the use of dyads and rounds serve different purposes, but are both useful for various reasons.  Jacobs et al. (2016) indicates the use of rounds help leaders gather information quickly as well as drawing out members, or focusing their attention on members while using the designated word, number or phrase, a word phrase, or a comment type of round.  The use of rounds allows the facilitator to sense the pulse of what is happening in the discussion and decide what direction to take within the group, (Corey, et al. 2014).

Another benefit of the rounds is allowing quieter or hesitant members to briefly comment without the spotlight being on them too long which could make them uncomfortable, (Corey et a. 2014). The use of rounds is an important tool, but  Jacobs et al. 2016) warns against overusing them as members can become bored or resentful as it may look like the leader just wants to fill the time.  An example of the use of rounds was when I led a children’s Ministry team and had different meetings with classroom team leaders, staggering different weeks to allow everyone to participate.  I would form the rounds weekly before church started, and ask each volunteer, “on a scale from 1-10 how would you describe your class went last week?” Because there were 90 volunteers, breaking up into smaller groups of 10-12, allowed them each time to share, as well as allowing myself the ability to sense and hear what was going on with them on a smaller scale.

Dyads serve a different purpose than rounds, as it is an activity with only two members.  Although many group members may be more comfortable speaking with one person than in a group setting such as rounds, Jacobs et al. (2016) indicates that it is important to sense if members are ready to break up into a group of two, which usually takes early on during the group sessions.  Leaders can select who will be paired up or leave it up to the group members, however, it is important for the leader to be aware of who the members are selecting, according to Jacobs et al. (2016).

An example of the use of rounds is when I led a wedding industry networking group and had the members from the same industry but different professions, break up into dyads and share two things to one another that they don’t know about the other, and to gain permission from the member if allowed to share in the group after.   Once the activity was over, we came together as a group and many members shared what they learned in their dyad.  Although the members could have shared the two things about themselves in a round, the use of dyads allowed those members to bond for several minutes before the group came back together.

Mississippi Early Childhood Education Essay-University of Southern

Answer each question with a good paragraph. NO PLAGIARISM. Paragraph can be 6 sentences. Answer question thoroughly.

  • Discuss the difficulties of maintaining safe indoor and outdoor environments in either a child care center or a family child care home.
  • Discuss routine practices that will prevent illness and promote good health and nutrition. Identify practices that the staff is responsible for implementing directly and those practices that the staff must help the children learn.
  • Discuss and make a list of the special needs and characteristics of infants under 6 months that should be taken into account when setting up an infant room.
  • Create and discuss a list of the expectable sequences in large- and small-muscle development in preschoolers. Discuss individual differences in the order in which developmental milestones are attained.