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Fundamental Tools to Monitor Child Development

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Course Length

2 hours (0.2 CEUs)

Delivery Method

Asynchronous eLearning


On-Demand eLearning

Course Summary

Observation, documentation, and assessment are fundamental tools used to carefully monitor a child’s development. The overall purpose is to help early care and education professionals decide how to support each child’s development. Learn about observation, documentation, and assessment to help identify and support children’s interests, developmental ability, and progress. Use assessment activities to review and build on quality care for preschoolers.

CEU Credits

.2 CEUs

CDA Competency Area

Content Area VII: Observing and recording children’s behavior

MN KCF Content Area

IV.B: Assessing and Using Information to Plan


1 (Beginner)

State Approval



This course is designed to be part of a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential curriculum, and covers CDA subject area 7: Observation and Assessment. It can also be taken as a stand-alone learning event or as part of a broader early childhood education curriculum.