Authentic and appropriate assessment tools used to assess the development of young children using observation is the emphasis of this course. The purposes of assessment include: (1) making sound decisions about teaching and learning, (2) identifying significant concerns that may require focused intervention for individual students, and (3) helping programs improve their educational and developmental interventions.

Experience and apply assessment strategies and systems in the early childhood classroom.  Explore tools and specific activities that apply the principles of state and national documents directly to classroom practice in child-centered and engaging methods. All course materials are provided through the online course website.