Learn how program leaders can use ongoing child assessment activities—Prepare, Collect, Aggregate and Analyze, and Use and Share—to support children's development and learning at different program levels.
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.
Use these tip sheets to find ways to support grantee planning. Explore what to consider when implementing systems, policies, and practices around topics from developmental screening to home-based programs and more.
Explore these resources that provide information on using observation as part or your ongoing assessment of infants and toddlers.
These are tools for learning about a child. They provide information about each child's interests, strengths, and needs. Screening gives a picture of whether the child's development is on track. Assessment is an ongoing process which provides information about development over time. Observation, watching a child in order to learn about her, is a part of assessment. When there is a concern about a child's development, early intervention providers do an evaluation.
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.
Read this excerpt from the Head Start Bulletin that helps understand that assessment is an essential element of good practice for children under three-years-old.
The LFA Toolkit is a collection of presentations, handouts, guided practice exercises, and descriptions of additional resources designed to support program staff in enhancing, conducting, and interpreting child assessments. It builds upon the assessment knowledge and expertise programs already possess, and the materials can be used selectively to design trainings that will meet programs' particular needs.