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Basic Observation & Assessment

Chapter 1

Basic Observation & Assessment

Goal: to understand observation, objectivity, interpretation and how to overcome barriers and obstacles



1Table of Contents

  1. Observation - Why?
  2. Purposes of Observation
  3. Objectivity & Accuracy
  4. Interpretation
  5. Removing Obstacles/ Barriers
  6. Different Approaches



Learning Objectives

After completing this class, the student will be able to:

  • understand the purposes of observation
  • identify the reasons for objectivity and accuracy
  • understand the purposes of interpretation
  • understand how to overcome barriers and obstacles
  • identify different approaches of observation



NOTE: This course may reflect state-specific regulations. No information in this course supersedes any state regulations you need to follow. You must consult your state’s regulations when developing policies and procedures. Regulations for all states are accessible on the National Database of Child Care Licensing Regulations. Click on the link provided to view regulations in your state.