Explore elements of home-based curricula, the supporting role of ongoing assessment, and the ways both influence how home visitors can plan virtual and in-person home visits and socialization activities.
Screening and assessment provide valuable information about each child's interests, strengths, and needs. Screening gives a snapshot of whether the child's development is on track. Assessment is an ongoing process that includes observation and provides information about development over time. Systematic, ongoing child assessment provides information on children's development and learning. It helps inform curriculum planning, teaching, and individualizing for each child across all Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework domains.
View this video for an introduction of the 15-minute In-service Suite on differentiating leaning opportunities in early math.
Learn about ongoing child assessment and its components. Explore the ongoing assessment cycle, observation and documentation, engaging families, and additional assessment considerations.
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.
Discover strategies to make assessments in home-based programs more collaborative and supportive of parent's knowledge of and role in their child's healthy development.
In this episode of Teacher Time, learn about the ongoing assessment process. Discover strategies for collecting, analyzing, and using data to inform and improve preschool teaching practices.
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.
The partnership between parents and staff is fundamental to children's current and future success in school readiness and beyond. Discover how programs can share information with families about children's learning and progress toward school readiness outcomes.