Work with fellow students on the following roleplay situations. Have several students role-play using different approaches to each problem. Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each group’s approach. a. You are a preschool director. Mrs. Jane Jones has just given you 24 coloring books with an advertising message for her husband’s business on the cover. You never use coloring books at the center because you believe they are not developmentally appropriate and would not meet NAEYC guidelines. How might you handle this situation?
b. Suppose that the same situation in problem (a) occurred but that the donor is Mrs. Thomas Vanderbilt. Last year, she gave your center $10,000 for equipment. What might you say to Mrs. Vanderbilt? How might you try to prevent this situation from occurring in the future?