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Child Care Interview Questions

1. How were you disciplined as a child? What would you do differently with your own children?
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1. How were you disciplined as a child? What would you do differently with your own children?

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Time out. Honestly to me time out is the best discipline there is. It gives the child time to calm down and really think about what he or she did wrong.

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2. How would you handle a temper tantrum in a grocery store?

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I would take them into the restroom and tell them we would stay in there until they calm down.

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Remaining calm but still showing the child that his/her behavior is not acceptable.

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Try sooth the child and come them down.

4.

I would wait for the child to calm down, maybe take him or her to a quiet place and we can discuss together what brought him or her to become so angry.

5.

Take the child ouside and talk to them and try to calm them down.

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3. What role should outdoor play and interaction with other toddlers have in a child's play?

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The child should be able to interact, play and have fun.

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It is healthy for a children to interact with each other. Thery get know them self and the other children.

3.

I think it's really important. Kids love socializing and playing so as long as there is supervision, there's absolutely no problem with them playing.

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4. What was your worst experience in child care and how did you resolve it?

Top Answer

Their curiosity.

Second Best

So far ive never had a bad experience.

3.

I have never been in child care before, but I have babysat. One of my cousins that I had babysat had hit my other cousin. I would put him in the corner.

4.

My worst experience was when a child hurt themselves . I paniced and did not deal with the incident as effecifely as I would like . I use this experience as a learning cerb.

5.

A child would not stop bitting. I had a meeting with parents to ask them would try to fix it and it does not stop I would have to take other actions.

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5. Are you willing to supervise friends of our child who are invited to our home while you are in charge?

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6. What do you like to do in your free time?

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I like to go to the gym, go to the cinema walk my dog.

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Play games, read and a lot of relaxing.

3.

I enjoy reading, also doing service.

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7. What television shows do you feel are appropriate for children of ages 3-5?

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I would rather choose educational shows for them to learn at a very early age.

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Lazy town peppa pig.

3.

Educational shows where they can learn how to tie their shoes and stuff.

4.

Kids enjoy Dora, peppy pig, cat in the hat. Pbs is a great channel for kids.

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8. Describe ways you can turn everyday household activities into learning opportunities for children?

Top Answer

Involving children in choirs promote independance.

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Cooking-weights and measures, hygiene, healthy eating, tool skills/manipulation. Shopping - money, number, literacy, weights, road safety. Washing up-basic physics. Tidying - sorting activities. Use of electric appliances - technology, safety.

3.

Art, home corner, to question what they are used for.

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Washing dishes, dressing them selves, feeding them selves, cleaning behind them selves. Learning to read. See, hear, smell. There are a tons of things of every day life that you can do and go over and over through out from birth and really forever.

5.

Cleanup time, we could sing a song and make an everyday chore fun.

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9. What methods of limit setting or discipline do you find effective for children between ages 3-5?

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Correct time out.

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For disciplining them, putting them in a corner for at least 2 minutes. For limit setting, I've never had to, so I'm not sure.

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10. Have you taken classes on child care? What other training do you have?

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Sleep study, cpr, how to keep a child attention.

2.

Early childhood development.

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11. Verify current CPR and child first aid certifications?

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How to take care of wounds, and emergency situations.

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12. What do you find to be the most interesting part of working with children?

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able to help a child develop their self esteems and confident and help them with their PILES and to offer support

2.

Every day is different childrens awe of the world tends to rub off on me.

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13. How do you think your closest friends would describe you and your personality?

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Can be fun but as well serious.

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14. What indoor activities would you engage in with a child between the ages of 2-3?

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Drawing, cutting with siccors, letters, numbers, names.

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15. If hired here, how does this child care position fit into your career path?

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16. What do you find to be the most challenging part of working with children?

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Having to repeat yourself more than once when you tell the child to do something.

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Having to repeat yourself more than once when you tell the child to do something.

3.

I find it is more challenging working with their parents.

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17. Have you ever had to handle an emergency? If so, what happened and what action did you take?

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I would kneel down to eye level with the child and talk very calmly. ask what is wrong and try find the best solution to solve it.

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I have never had to handle an emergency, but I would kneel down to eye level with the child and talk very calmly. Ask what is wrong and try find the best solution to solve it.

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18. How are you at voicing your concerns when unexpected issues arise?

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I am prepared to face any issue full on.

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19. Do you speak any foreign languages?

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20. Are you comfortable reviewing and assisting with homework?

Best Answer

Yes i enjoy it.

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21. For children over the ages of 5, what are your feelings about outdoor play without direct supervision?

Best Answer

I dont agree there should always be an adults to supervise children.

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I wouldn't allow it. I would tell them if they wanted to play outside, they would have to get an adult to watch them.

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22. How have you approached toilet training in the past?

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Patiently and always praising the child and never giving out about accidents.

2.

Patiently and always praising the child and never giving out about accidents..

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23. What activities do you routinely part take in when you last cared for a child or toddler?

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24. What do you see as a primary responsibility for children around the ages of 1-2?

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To play and have fun and be comfortable in their environment.

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25. Tell me about a time when you had to handle a crying baby? What did you do?

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Find the reason why she cries like check her diaper, maybe she is hungry or maybe she's not feeling well.

Second Best

Find the reason why she cries like check her diaper, maybe she is hungry or maybe she's not feeling well.

3.

Kept them amused.

4.

When a parent was dropping their child in i held the child and tried to provide distraction for the child as the parent left.

5.

I checked to see if he/she was hurt.

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26. What television shows do you enjoy watching?

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Soaps drama.

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27. What hours are you available to work?

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