Watch this set of short videos to see some of the ways Kellie, a disabilities services coordinator in Washington state, supports both educators and children in inclusive learning settings.
These resources help program staff learn how to continuously collect data to observe and understand how the child responds to instruction. Programs can use ongoing child assessment to make data-informed decisions that can help staff determine how and whether to adjust teaching support to meet learning goals. Resources also cover how to determine the type and level of support a child needs based on the activity, learning objective, and child’s progress.
Explore these resources to learn about the connection between health and school readiness and to ensure every Head Start child is ready to succeed in school.
Learn how staff can monitor individual children and classrooms to ensure that children are making adequate progress toward school readiness.
A video for the Head Start Program Performance Standards: Education – Screening and Assessment.
Learn how ongoing assessment can be a useful way to inform teaching practices. Explore how to use it to help children with disabilities reach their annual goals.
Teachers know and understand the broad range of content areas and the developmental expectations (i.e., social and emotional, cognitive, expressive and receptive language, motor, adaptive, and English language development) appropriate for young children as outlined by the Head Start Early Learning Framework. Teachers consider what they want children to know, understand, and be able to do using the five essential domains.
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.
Use this fact sheet to better understand how child health may impact assessment. It includes a list of tools that programs can use to improve child assessment strategies..
Read how Head Start teachers in Minnesota created a statewide learning community that has not only studied the value of authentic assessment but has also built a state Head Start database that combines assessment, demographic, and classroom information.