Child Development and Education Student Lab Manual Quiz
Instructions: Please choose the most appropriate answer from among the choices presented. Print out
a copy of the last page of the quiz, which states the percentage of questions you answered correctly.
Legibly add your name to the page, and photocopy an individual quiz for each of the professors who
request it from you.
1. When is the paperwork from the Child Development/Education Lab Manual due?
a. You have until the end of the semester
b. You turn it in on the first day of class
c. You turn it in at your mandatory lab orientation
d. You have one week from your first class to turn in all of your paperwork (including the TB test results) to the
Lab Instructor either directly or via your professor
e. Either “c” or “d”
2. If you just filled out all of the paperwork last semester, do you need to do it again?
a. No. You only have to complete the Student Information Record form, the Discipline &
Guidance/Confidentiality form, and the Student Contract form; you might, however need a new TB test if the
previous one is over a year old
b. No, once you fill out the paperwork, you don’t need to do it again
c. Yes, you need to do all of the paperwork again each semester
3. How many of each form do you need to fill out and submit?
a. You only need to turn in one set of forms per semester even if you have several CDEC/TECA/EDUC
b. You need to turn in one entire set of forms for each individual class
c. It is up to the individual professor
d. It is dependent upon which courses you are taking
4. Which of the following is true?
a. If you have the TB skin test, you will need to remember that you will have to return to the clinic that did the
test to have the results read within 48-72 hours of having the test.
b. You will need to have the TB test as soon as possible during the first week of classes unless you have had
a negative TB test within the past year.
c. To save time, it is often typical for your doctor/clinic to give you a postcard and ask you to fill out the card
yourself with your TB results and bring the card to school.
d. All of the above are true
e. None of the above are true
f. Only “a” and “b” are true
5. When can students begin to do their labs/observations in the early childhood classroom?
a. If you have a nametag from the previous semester, you may begin your labs in the early childhood
classroom now, using that name tag
b. When you are issued a nametag indicating that all of your paperwork was correctly completed and
submitted, you can go into the early childhood classroom.
c. Prior to receiving your name tag, you will only be permitted to observe from the observation room.
d. All of the above
e. All of the above except for “a”
6. Who is the Lab Instructor, and where is the Lab Instructor’s Office?
a. Professor Elaine Zweig; B-240
b. Janet Galantay, Lab School Director; Access Office
c. Professor Glenda Strange; the Child Development Lab School
d. Dr. Sue Bredekamp; I-111
7. How many lab/observation hours are required each semester?
a. Each class (except for TECA 1354) requires 16 hours of labs per semester.
b. 16 hours total per semester are required
c. It is dependent upon which classes you are taking
d. 8 hours per class per semester
8. What type of time commitment is expected for labs/observation?
a. Plan for at least one to two hours per week throughout the semester, per Child
b. You should keep in mind that there are 15/16 weeks in the semester and you should begin your
labs right away, preferably the first week of classes.
c. Most of the labs/observations can be successfully accomplished during school breaks (holidays;
weekends; Spring Break, etc.)
d. If employed in an early childhood or after-school program, the majority of the lab/observation time
can be accomplished in your own classroom at the center or school
e. All of the above
f. “a” and “b” only
9. When should students begin doing labs?
a. Right away
b. Students should do their lab observations in the observation rooms until they receive their
c. When the first lab assignment is due in class
d. When your professor gives you permission to begin
e. When your name tag is ready
f. “a” and “b” only
10. Why is it ideal for students to do their labs/observations at the Collin College Child Development Lab
a. It is more convenient for most students at the college
b. It is a large lab school, and can accommodate maximum numbers of our students
c. Students will be exposed to a different perspective and philosophy than is taught in the college classroom,
and will therefore receive a more well-rounded educational experience
d. It will bridge the content of your Child Development and Education courses with real-life experiences
e. All of the above
11. Which statement(s) below best describe the philosophy of the Collin Child Development Lab
a. Meaningful learning occurs when a child sets his/her own goals, seeks to answer his/her own
questions, and solves real problems by freely experimenting and making mistakes.
b. Thinking is more important than facts and “right answers.”
c. Children are taught to use a problem-solving process to resolve disagreements without hitting or
hurting, and without undue reliance on adults.
d. Primarily; encouragement is provided for children who are developing independence, rather than
praise or awards such as stickers
e. Learning should be teacher-driven using a well-known commercial curriculum.
f. Cooperation, rather than competition, is encouraged. Peer tutoring and helping relationships are
g. All of the above
h. All but “e”
i. All but “d”
12. All lab observation hours and lab assignments/projects/activities must be conducted at an approved
lab observation site. There are two types of sites that have been approved as lab sites; which of the
following are the correct two types?
a. Labs at the Collin College Child Development Lab School; and labs at a Collin approved off-
campus lab site
b. Labs at a Collin approved off-campus lab site; and labs at public preschools
c. Labs at the Collin College Child Development Lab School; and labs at private preschools
d. Labs at public preschools; and labs at private preschools
e. Labs that are licensed by the state of Texas; and labs at NAEYC accredited schools and
True or False Section (please place a check preceding the “T” or “F”):
13. If you are employed at an approved lab site, you must do your labs when you are not working or
responsible for any of the children. ____T ____F
14. If you are doing your labs at the Spring Creek Lab School, you will need to sign up for your lab time. The
time you sign up for will be your scheduled lab time for the remainder of the semester. ____T ____F
15. Lab sign up takes place at each of the Mandatory Lab Orientations. Anyone who has not signed up during
one of the lab orientations will need special permission from the Academic Chair in order to sign up late.
16. You will need to fill out the Permission to Make up Lab Time Form and have it signed by the Lab Instructor
prior to scheduling the make-up time. ____T ____F
17. Failure to complete all 16 lab observation hours/activities at one of the approved sites will result in failure of
the entire course. ____T ____F
18. If you do your labs/observations at a site that is not approved by the Child Development and Education
Dept., your lab/observations will not qualify for the requirements of our Collin courses, and you will fail the
entire course. ____T ____F
19. If you lose or destroy (by washing it, etc.) your “Lab Hour Record Sheet,” you will have to re-do those lab
hours entirely. ____T ____F
20. We do not want you to come to the Lab School if you have a contagious illness, including fever of 100
degrees or more. If you are mildly ill, you may do your lab in the observation room. After you have been on
antibiotics for at least 12 hours, you may come in.
21. Lab time is scheduled as if it was class or work time, and the only excusable absence is for verifiable illness
or emergency. Vacation and “check-up” type doctor’s appointments are not excusable and are not valid
reasons for missing lab time. ____T ____F
22. If you lose your nametag during the semester there is a $5.00 replacement fee, and it may take up to a week
to replace. During that time, you must do your labs in the observation rooms. ____T ____F
23. The lab observation nametags will typically be ready the third week of classes – provided all paperwork has
been turned in properly. ____T ____F
24. Any forgery or misrepresentation whatsoever on the Lab Hour Record Sheet by the student or others will
result in a failing grade for the entire course. ____T ____F
25. Failure to turn in the Lab Hour Record Sheet on the professor’s and/or Lab Instructor’s designated due date
may result in a failing grade for the course. ____T ____F