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Care Courses offers online training classes and book courses for child care providers, home visitors and parents. Use our childcare professional development clock hours for most US States continuing education inservice requirements and registries, for CDA Certification (Child Development Associate Credential), for CDA Renewal and for NAC Renewal. All our professional development courses give both Clock Hours and IACET CEUs toward CDA Renewal.

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Learning Outcomes for Observing, Recording, and Assessing Children's Development

Lesson 1: Gathering Information About Young Children's Learning and Development

After completing Lesson 1, you will be able to

  • identify how children’s development is related to observation;
  • describe ways to gather information about what children know and can do;
  • describe different types of observation records;
  • identify when to use different types of observation records.

Lesson 2: What to Observe

After completing Lesson 2, you will be able to

  • identify the steps along a young children's path of development;
  • identify characteristics of temperament traits;
  • describe characteristics of different intelligences and learning styles;

Lesson 3: Preparing to Observe

After completing Lesson 3, you will be able to

  • describe how observations are planned in a child care setting.

Lesson 4: Using Observation Records

After completing Lesson 4, you will be able to

  • identify ways to use observation records to facilitate children's learning and development;
  • identify the needs of children with different temperaments and learning styles;
  • describe your observations of a child’s behavior using an anecdotal record;
  • describe your observations of a child’s skills and behaviors using checklists;
  • describe your observations of a child’s temperament using a rating scale.

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