How would we know if the children are developing well and learning what we want them to learn?
We use an Assessment in our early childhood programs. To best assess young children’s strengths, progress, and needs, use assessment methods that are developmentally appropriate, culturally and linguistically responsive, tied to children’s daily activities, supported by professional development, inclusive of families, and connected to specific, beneficial purposes. The purposes of doing assessment are: (1) making sound decisions about teaching and learning, (2) identifying significant concerns that may require focused intervention for individual children, and (3) helping programs improve their educational and developmental interventions.
Indicators of effective assessment practices
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You will find classes on Assessment and Planning for individual needs in the Think Small Catalogue under Content Area III (Link to catalogue)
To learn more about partnering with Families and Communities, look for training under Content Area V (Link to catalogue)