Observing Young Children

Chapter 1

Observing Young Children

Goal: to understand what observations are and what makes good observations



Table of Contents

  1. Importance and Unobtrusive
  2. Characteristics
  3. Developmental Domains
  4. The Child's Story
  5. Purpose of Observation


Learning Objectives

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

  • identify the three characteristics of a good observation
  • list the five traditional developmental domains
  • state the three main purposes for an 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.