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This course will present students with a variety of observation and assessment methods which correspond to areas of development, with a concentration on children ages 3-7. Students will utilize 10 observation tools to assess child learning and development. Students will practice using these tools to develop goals for all children, including children with special needs. Students will also learn how to use observations to connect with families, plan programming, report abuse, incorporate technology and create child portfolios.

Required Text: Nilseon, Barbara. Week by Week: Plans for Documenting Children’s Development. 6th Edition. Belmont California: Wadsworth, Cengage Learning, 2014. Print. ISBN-10: 1133605575