Relationship-Based Approach: Script/Case Study Assignment
- Form group of 6 members; write one page philosophy reflecting the 10 principles of Respect modeled in a Center Based Program or Family Child Care Program. Identify in your team a notetaker, facilitator and timer. Bilingual Presentations are welcome!
- Every team will be creating their own SCRIPT/CASE STUDY (two pages), welcome unique ideas, see sample next page. Each group member takes one role: one is the teacher, aide, the role of the parent, babies/ages of infancy, and the last is a narrator. Scenario Representation of Relationship-Based Approach. This is a very valuable experience! Provide an extra copy to Instructor.
- Be interactive, funny, creative when acting your scenario/vignette…enjoy the process!
- In addition, describe in one page what kind of challenges/benefits might you have during the process of this project? Don’t forget to include a cover page and the names of your team. All papers need to be typed and double space.
- Final Presentation: Each team will represent a scenario modeling appropriate or inappropriate practices. The Group gives a 10 minute presentation on the group philosophy, the case study, the activity plan and uses a 5 min dramatic scenario to showing the caregiver and child interaction.
- Each student will earn 150 points the process is a valuable experience, teamwork effort is required. Everyone feel free to express your own ideas.
Grading Criteria Used for Relationship-Based
The designed reflects Relationship-Based Approach based on Magda Gerber’s 10 Principles of RESPECT.
Written Scenario Representation of Relationship-Based Approach. This is a very valuable experience! Be interactive, funny, creative when acting your scenario/vignette
Scenario Presentation demonstrating appropriate and inappropriate practices.
The Group gives a 10 minute presentation on the group
philosophy, the case study, the activity plan and uses a 5 min dramatic scenario to showing the caregiver and child interaction.
Compare and Contrast: Presentation presents a compare and contrast of
scenarios demonstrating the use (or lack) of best practices for the case study.
Dramatic scenarios would integrate group philosophy and best practices where as contrasting would demonstrate common and/or poor practices in infant toddler care. This could be incorporated with small scenarios that reflect the entire day or
Example: The Group presents their philosophy through presentation,
presents a scenario showing poor practice, and then repeats the scene utilizing best practices.
Dramatic Narrative: Entire presentation is a dramatic story told by
dialogue and/or narration. Characters in the drama would present the
case study, the group philosophy, relationship-based approach and the use of best practices through scenarios and dialogue.
Example: Group presents the Happy World Infant/Toddler Center run by
the teacher and his/her assistants or caregivers. Each group member takes on a role: one
is the teacher, another aide, one takes the role of the parent and
the last is a narrator. The narrator sets up the scene and the cast use dialogue to explain the case study and use dialogue to demonstrate best practices.
Audience Participation: Dramatic presentation utilizes the audience in
the dramatization by asking questions, taking suggestions, and or
incorporating audience members to participate in an activity or
dramatic scene. Based on the audience’s interaction, the cast moves the story along those solutions or suggestions to conclusion.
Example: Similar to a Dramatic Narrative, the cast members of the
Happy World infant Center asks or request suggestions/reactions from the audience
on how to they should approach. Cast then ask the audience to reflect on what were the best practices in the scenario-
SAMPLE SCENARIO: Date and Time of day: 4:30pm, weekday
Parent and provider are from the same cultural background and both speak English.
This is the parent’s first visit to this Family Child Care Home. Parent is the first time looking for Child Care Program to enroll her 5 month old baby, so she is not very familiar with developmentally appropriate practices.
Parent enters the FCC home of Provider; Parent does not have many options since this Program is on her way to work. It is a small family childcare home, located in a semi-urban setting. Provider has 6 children in her care today, several of the children are under 3 years old (FCC Provider is entry level).
Parent has an infant all wrap in blankets, and afraid of germs. Two children are in the high chair. Provider is feeding two babies, while talking on her cell phone, she is standing up. Provider is not paying attention to how she is feeding babies in hurry, not a respectful feeding. Several other children are on the floor playing.
Brief Sample of the SCRIPT:
Parent: Where would you like me to sit? I don’t want to interrupt your care of the children.
FCC Provider: Oh, that’s OK. I can finish feeding these babies later. She eats too much anyway. Her parents send her with way too much food. I don’t know what’s up with them. They could use to lose a few pounds themselves.
BABIES: Are very impatient in the high chair, wanting to get out—
FCC Provider: Does not pay attention to babies and continues talking to parent asking questions about child’s likes and dislikes.