Supporting the A in STEAM with Infants and Toddlers

From an early age, the arts can help children communicate and connect. Discover how arts experiences support young children's development across the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework domains.

Responding to Infants and Toddlers Based on Observation

In the ongoing child assessment cycle, observing, documenting, and reflecting guide education staff to intentional and purposeful responses. Explore how this helps staff create individualized learning opportunities for infants and toddlers.

A Note About Accuracy

Observation notes need to be accurate, objective, and factual. Learn how to avoid inaccurate observation notes that can lead to inaccurate interpretations or misunderstandings of what a child knows and can do.

Audio and Visual Recordings

Explore how cameras and media recorders, including smartphones and tablets, offer quick, efficient ways to document what children say and do.

Documenting Observations

In this part of Observation: The Heart of Individualizing Care for Infants and Toddlers, learn some of the more common documentation methods that education staff are likely to use.