For this Written Response Assessment, you will write a 3- to 5 pages

  • Specific influences on young children and families
  • How this knowledge empowers you to fulfill an integral and  meaningful role in the community of support of each child and family  with whom you work.


To complete this Assessment:

  • INPUT ANSWERS on the template below (link in attachments)
  • PLEASE REFER TO THE RUBRIC (link in attachments)

— write 3- to 5-pages that includes the following:

  • At least two ways socioeconomic status and/or poverty may influence  young children and families, and why it is important for early childhood  professionals to understand these influences. (2-3 paragraphs)
  • At least two ways trauma may influence young children and families,  and why understanding the possible influences of trauma is important for  early childhood professionals. (2-3 paragraphs)
  • At least two insights you have gained about the possible effects of  strong social-emotional supports on young children and families. (2-3  paragraphs)
  • At least three insights about the characteristics of strong families  you would most want to share with families of young children with whom  you work, and why. (2-3 paragraphs)
  • How knowledge of all of these influences will empower you to play an  integral and meaningful role in the community of support of each child  and family with whom you work. (2-3 paragraphs)

Note: Cite all resources used, and make sure to cite at least one source for each prompt.