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Observation Methods

3hours 0.3CEUs
$30

The class is also available as part of a Knowledge Collection

$69 Observation & Assessment Critical to Childcare See Details  

Description

Discusses the characteristics of a good observer, and the four primary areas of observation: the program, the child's progress, the child's behavior and the teacher.

Goal: to learn basic observation methods to assess children's development as well as guiding teacher behavior

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Observation Methods

Goal: to learn basic observation methods to assess children's development as well as guiding teacher behavior

 

 

Table of Contents

  1. The Observer
  2. The Observation
  3. The Program
  4. The Child's Progress
  5. The Child's Behavior
  6. The Teacher

 

Learning Objectives

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

  • describe the three keys to communicating observations effectively
  • discuss what is to be observed in each of the five areas of the program
  • list the three common ways to observe a child's progress
  • identify the five steps of a functional assessment
  • list the three steps when observing teachers

 

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.

Observation & Assessment

Learning Outcomes

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

  • describe the three keys to communicating observations effectively
  • discuss what is to be observed in each of the five areas of the program
  • list the three common ways to observe a child's progress
  • identify the five steps of a functional assessment
  • list the three steps when observing teachers
Approved or accepted in:

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virgin Islands, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin