This course applies to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.
In this course you will learn why observing children’s authentic activities is the best way to gather information on children's development. This course covers how to choose methods of recording observations, identify developmental milestones and assess children’s stage of development, and assess children’s learning styles and temperament traits.
Note: This course includes observation assignments that must be completed to get credit for this course. Ideally, you should observe children in an early childhood setting. If this is not possible, you may observe your own children, neighbors, relatives, etc., but you must do the observation assignments to get credit for this course.
After completing Observing, Recording, and Assessing Children's Development you will be able to select methods of gathering information about what children know and can do; explain how observations are planned in a child care setting; describe different types of observation records; identify ways to use observation records to facilitate children's learning and development; describe your observations of a child’s behavior using an anecdotal record; and select the types of observation records that best support your goals. Read more.
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Topics Covered in Observing, Recording and Assessing Children's Development:
Prerequisites: Must be able to fluently read and write English.
Instructional methodology: Read written material, view videos, listen to audio segments.
Assessment methods: Multiple choice quizzes and written assignments.
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