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Bell, Douglas D., Jr. – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2017
Observation is a useful tool, even in infant and toddler classrooms. Applied correctly, observation and assessment can help lay a foundation for a successful education throughout life. As appropriate practices are researched and policies change, teachers and caregivers of the youngest children (referred to as careteachers for this article) find…
Descriptors: Infants, Toddlers, Child Care, Observation
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Sanders, Stephen W.; Youngue, Bill – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1998
Discusses elements for a developmentally appropriate movement program for young children ages 3-5 years old. Emphasizes four major areas from the National Association for Sport and Physical Education guidelines: child development, teaching strategies, content, and assessment. Includes a vignette of an appropriate movement class for 4-year-olds.…
Descriptors: Child Development, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Evaluation Criteria, Movement Education
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Horm-Wingerd, Diane M. – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1992
Discusses the narrative report, which is an alternative to the traditional report card for reporting children's development and progress to parents. Examples of entries in a narrative report are included. (BB)
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Classroom Observation Techniques, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Evaluation Criteria