Trainer Monitored Discussion – Observing and documenting a child’s development

  • Irina

    January 9, 2023 at 9:22 pm

    Observing and documenting a child’s behavior helps the early learning providers see if the child is developing at an age-appropriate level or if there is something wrong and needs attention.

  • Marissa

    January 12, 2023 at 7:40 pm

    Observing and documenting a child’s development helps early learning providers by providing information on how to best meet individual students where they are at. It helps create age and developmentally appropriate curriculum.

  • Soleil

    January 13, 2023 at 11:48 pm

    observing and documenting a child’s development help early learning providers by showing progress overtime. This will be an easier way to notice any patterns or discrepancies much easier. You will also be able to go back and reference things such as milestones or delays.

  • sophie

    January 14, 2023 at 12:58 am

    It helps them understand what acts steered them in the right direct and what steered them in the wrong direction & what to build their learning type and curriculum around

  • Robyn

    January 15, 2023 at 7:53 pm

    It allows you to provider curriculum that encourages growth and development for that child. You will be able to provide activities and materials that help guide the children into the next appropriate milestone according to where there are now.

  • Mia Muniz

    January 16, 2023 at 4:23 am

    Observing and documenting a child’s development is very important due to the fact that it will only help the child grow and learn rather than putting them through different curriculum that they are not ready for.

  • Sophia

    January 17, 2023 at 5:02 am

    By observing and documenting a child’s development, early learning care providers can track the growth and change of a child’s development in different areas. This could be social, emotional, psychological or physical. This also helps establish baselines for individuals and their abilities.

  • Sarah

    January 17, 2023 at 4:36 pm

    observing and documenting helps with their development by giving you insight on their areas of strength and personal interests. These findings can assist with creating a developmentally appropriate curriculum that helps the students individually

  • Emma

    January 18, 2023 at 3:09 am

    Observing and documenting a child’s development helps early learning providers by helping us gain a better understanding of the individual children in our class and better meet their needs. Through observation, early learning providers are able to see what skills children have met, exceeded, or need some more work on, as well as learning about the unique interests, temperaments, and needs of each child. This knowledge helps the early learning provider plan activities, themes, and curriculums that support the needs of each individual student.

    Documenting these observations helps the early learning provider reflect on their curriculums and activities to see if they are best supporting the children’s needs. Documenting also allows early learning providers the opportunity to have a visual representation of the growth that each child has made during their time in the classroom. Documentation is also very useful when it comes to bringing up specifics when talking with parents during conferences.

  • AJ

    January 20, 2023 at 12:10 am

    Observing children in the classroom is important as it shows you how their development is going and what they thrive at or struggle with. It is also important because it shows the diversity in your classroom and helps you decide on the correct activities for the kids, even if it means splitting the classroom into multiple activities to cater to each child or group of children.

  • Ella Christiansen

    January 20, 2023 at 5:35 am

    Observing and documenting helps to give you a sense of where the child is developmentally, that way we can see what progress they have made and what we need to do to adjust the curriculum.

  • Alexis Miller

    January 23, 2023 at 9:05 pm

    Being able to a serve a child’s development can help you in which knowing where to push them so they are headed in the right direction.

  • Madison

    January 24, 2023 at 4:10 am

    Documenting and observing a child’s development helps providers understand what the child may not know how to communicate. It also helps providers establish what kind of teaching and care they need and can help them build curriculum which in turn sets the child up for success.

  • Jiwan

    January 24, 2023 at 11:24 pm

    interact with the children in developmentally and age appropriate ways to continue their journey of learning and development. Each child is vastly different on this continuum of development, so having knowledge of their place along the continuum is paramount to creating an environment and providing materials conducive to their learning.

  • Marlana

    January 25, 2023 at 5:25 am

    Observing and documenting a child’s development and growth can enhance the ability of the providers to make adjustments in teaching techniques or curriculum to provide the best outcome for the child. It also brings insight into understanding the stages of development.

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