For this assignment you will begin the planning cycle by researching and using an observation and/or assessment resource to complete an hour-long observation of a child. The purpose of this observation is to gain background information, which you will use in later modules to create a meaningful learning experience of the child.
To complete this assignment. Do the following.
Take time to research assessment and observation resources.
As you research, consider how you may use the resource in your daily practice as an early educator
Choose one resource from your research to use in your hour-long observation of a child.
Complete a 1-2 page reflection reporting the following:
a. In the first section, introduce your subject. Use initials or an assumed name to comply with NAEYC's Code of Ethical Conduct on confidentiality. If known, offer information regarding the child's social and cultural contest (i.e. living arrangement, family background). If you have chosen the video option. Be sure to identify which child you are observing. You can create hypothetical background information if you wish.
b. Share detail about the observation (date and time) and the early childhood setting. If you chose the video option, share the date and time you watch the video
c. Share observations of development across domains (physical, intellectual, language, emotional, and social) as well as perceived learning preferences, interests, and behavior. Include a brief summary of any developmental, learning, or behavioral needs/areas for growth you may wish to focus your lesson upon.
d. Finally, include a brief description of the observation and assessment resource you chose along with a summary how it was used to complete this assignment.
e. Include a title, a reference page, and, if needed, in-text citations. Format these components according to APA standards.
The name of the video is Learning through Play