Lesson 1: Gathering Information
After completing Lesson 1, 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;
- select the types of observation records that best support your goals.
Lesson 2: Domains of Development
After completing Lesson 2, you will be able to
- identify physical, cognitive, language, and social–emotional development milestones in young children;
- describe your observations of a child’s skills in the physical, cognitive, language, and social–emotional domains using checklists.
Lesson 3: Intelligences and Temperament Traits
After completing Lesson 3, you will be able to
- recognize characteristics of different intelligences and corresponding learning styles;
- describe your observations of a child’s dominant intelligences and learning styles;
- recognize different temperament traits;
- describe your observations of a child’s temperament traits using a rating scale;
- explain how you can use accurate observations of children’s intelligences, learning styles, and temperament traits to support their needs and facilitate learning and development.
*Learning outcomes are measurable statements that let you know what you will be able to do as a result of successfully completing this course.
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