Observe a child using the tools and methods of (facts/interpretation, running record, anecdotal notes, developmental checklist, and so on).
- You can observe children in an early childhood education or child care program, family child care home, church program, after-school program, or children in your own family or neighborhood
Complete a report in a Word document using three labeled sections. Follow these instructions:
Section 1. Identify the child you observed by gender, approximate age and a name (to protect the child's identity use initials or a false name). Identify the TWO observation tools you used and record details of your observation. 1 page.
Section 2. Describe and assess the child's development in each PILES domain: physical, intellectual, language, emotional, and social. Support your analysis from your knowledge of child development and at least one specific example for each PILES domain from your observation of your child. Length: 3 pages.
Section 3. Reflect on your work by including the following pertinent information:
- What were the overall goals of your observation and did you meet those goals through the information gathered?
- How will this assessment benefit these children and their families?
- What were your responsibilities in ensuring the assessment is accurate and ethical? 1 page