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CC 6 - Observation, Assessment & Documentation

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Well prepared educators understand the goals, benefits, and uses of observation and assessment in early childhood and out-of-school time environments and how to use this information to adapt the program to meet the needs of each child in care. Systematic observations, documentation, and other effective and appropriate assessment strategies in partnership with families and other professionals serving the same children positively impacts the development and learning of those children and youth

  • A. Observing and recording
  • B. Communicating with families and staff in observation and assessment process
  • C. Using appropriate assessment methods
  • D. Planning for individualized learning
  • E. Facilitating referrals based on observation and assessment


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