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.
Ongoing Child Assessment
Explore this series of 15-minute in-service suites that provide an overview of the role ongoing assessment plays in supporting quality teaching and learningLearn More
Observation: The Heart of Individualizing Responsive Care
Use this technical assistance paper with teachers, family child care providers, and home visitors who work with infants, toddlers, and their families.Learn More
Screening DLLs in Early Head Start and Head Start
Read this guide that includes a worksheet designed for Early Head Start and Head Start teams to use. It helps ensure that their screening process provides the best possible results for all children, including DLLs.Learn More
Last Updated: November 10, 2017