Learn how observing children is a key part of what education staff in Head Start infant toddler programs do daily. Observation involves focus, purpose, and watching and listening to learn about individual children.
Learn about ways to observe infants and toddlers—a key part of the ongoing child assessment cycle. Explore strategies to support this important component of quality infant and toddler care.
In this tip sheet, learn about ways to plan and implement ongoing assessment procedures and practices. Also, find relevant Head Start Program Performance Standards and resources.
Read a two-part paper about why and how to individualize care. Learn how to meet the interests, abilities, and needs of infants, toddlers, and their families.
Use this vignette to reflect on and meet the standards around child screening and assessment for individualization.
The Head Start Disabilities Services Newsletter is produced monthly by the National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning (NCECDTL).
These 15-minute In-service Suites are a professional development resource for staff in busy, active early childhood centers and programs. They are organized around one topic or big idea and address effective teaching and assessment practices.
Discover how to use a teaching practice called the Teaching Loop to provide individualized instruction to children.
Explore this in-service suite for individualized teaching practices. Learn how to enrich activities for children with specific learning needs.
Discover strategies to build the capacity of program leaders and directors to implement the Division for Early Childhood (DEC) Recommended Practices with their staff to support children with disabilities.