Observation and Assessment

Credits: 3

Prerequisite: CDEV 1210 Child Growth and Development, CDEV 1230 Positive Child Guidance

Co-Requisite: none

This course focuses on the appropriate use of assessment and observation strategies to document development, growth, play and learning to join with families and professionals in promoting children's success. The students will explore recording strategies, rating systems, multiple assessment tools and portfolios. There will be a focus on increasing objectivity in observing and interpreting children's behavior, observing developmental characteristics and increasing the awareness of normal patterns of behavior.

Transfer Curriculum Goal(s): none