Observation and Assessments in the Classroom


In observation and assessments in the classroom, early educators strive to assist children in reaching their full potential by providing an environment that is developmentally appropriate and engaging.  But to know where our children are and to ensure that they are reaching their full potential, we as early educators have to know that children are reaching specific developmentally appropriate goals throughout their educational career within our programs.

There is a process that can assist providers in ensuring that they are providing appropriate activities and monitoring for developmental delays.  We will explore the topics below to assist in what early educators need to work effectively with young children and assist in reaching those goals:

  • Assessing children through observation
  • Documentation of learning
  • Planning and evaluating the documentation
  • Recordkeeping
  • Working to assist children in growing



This is a two-hour class that explains the importance of observation and assessment in the early childhood classroom.  It goes in-depth on what assessment is, how assessment is necessary for the strong development of young children, and how observation can assist in obtaining the information needed for accurate assessment information.  This course also explains the different ways to observe and how to appropriately document and store information obtained.

Course Details:

Hours: 2
Training Level: 2
Core Content: 5
CDA Content: 7


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