Ashford 3: – Week 2 – Discussion 1
Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Reference the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
You have just been hired as the new director of Tinkerbell’s KinderCare. You are familiar with food safety principles, but soon realize that your staff is not. Choose one of the following scenarios and describe how you would address the problem with the staff member as well as what specific steps you would take to prevent the problem in the future. Be sure to include reference to at least one outside source to support your ideas. Sally, the teacher’s assistant in the 3-year-old class, serves lunch after assisting children in the bathroom without washing her hands. The toddlers in Kim’s class did not finish all of the cheese and crackers she laid out for morning snack. At 5:00 pm, Kim picks up the remaining cheese and puts it in the refrigerator for the next day’s snack. After a long holiday break, 5-year-old Isabella brings in questionable-looking brownies to share with her class. Steve, an after-care employee, serves the brownies to the children.
Your discussion post should be at least 200 words in length.
Guided Response: Read and respond to the posts of at least two peers. Critique their suggestions for proper food handling and safety by citing a possible obstacle to one of their ideas. Offer an alternative idea. Each response should be at least 50 words in length.