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For this assignment, either describe a child interaction you observed/participated in or complete the assignment based on this video.


Important: If you are using your own observed or experienced interaction, please describe the scenario in detail before answering the following prompts. Please remember to maintain confidentiality in your scenario.


Based on the video or your described interaction, answer the following prompts a minimum of a one-page essay paper or in a bulleted question-answer list. Be sure to support your ideas with resources.


What strategies did the caregiver use to bond with the child? How did these strategies support a trusting relationship with the child?

Were there missed opportunities to return the child’s attempts at communication and interactions? If so, explain these opportunities and how the child’s serve could have been returned. If not, provide your general thoughts on how the educator returned the child’s attempts at communication.

Describe whether or not you think this experience was planned for ahead of time in the curriculum planning process. Why or why not? Explain what this lesson plan might have looked like or (if not planned), how the educator capitalized on a teachable moment.

How did you feel when watching the video or reflecting on your personal scenario? How might your emotions influence your teaching practice?

Submit your completed assignment by following the directions linked below. Please check the Course Calendar for specific due dates.


Save your assignment as a Microsoft Word document. (Mac users, please remember to append the “.docx” extension to the filename.) The name of the file should be your first initial and last name, followed by an underscore and the name of the assignment, and an underscore and the date. An example is shown below: