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Standard 3: Observing, Documenting, and Assessing to Supporting Young Children and Families.

Key Elements: 3a: Understanding the goals, benefits, and uses of assessment including its use in development of appropriate goals, curriculum, and teaching strategies for young children. 3c: Knowing about and using observation, documentation, and other appropriate assessment tools .. 3d: Understanding and practicing responsible assessment to promote positive outcomes for each child.

Course: Expressive with young children 2 (ECED3070) Assignment: observation of child I believe that assessment and evaluation is integral process in early childhood field . Teacher must understand importance of observation, documentation and assessment in children learning process . These tools help teacher to get a clear idea about childrens unique qualities and childs development and learning . Also, assessment help teacher to develop appropriate goals, a plan, implement, and evaluate effective curriculum . In addition, by this tools teacher can make a folder for each students information, so parents can see their childs development and learning. In this assignment, I observed child in all domains of development and evaluated her\him development according to specific standers . I have learned that teachers must understand different ways of assessment, because this is essential in order to understand child needs . This understanding helps teacher to develop appropriate learning plan , that what is mentioned in stander 3 . In my point of view, teacher should know how to use observation as a positive tool that supports childrens development and learning and improves outcomes for young children , as suggested in standard 3. Moreover, I have learned that lot of information about childs development in natural way . From the assignment, I have learned how to use effective assessment strategies to gather information about children and interpret that information to get positively influence in childrens development and learning. Also, I have learned how to observe children in different ways, and use the information to develop environment which meet their needs. In my opinion, I believe that observation is an essential tool to get information about childs unique qualities, strengths, and needs. . Now I learn that each child is unique individual , so as teacher I must adapt tools of assessment according to childs qualities and needs . The area that needs to be improved if I do this assignment next time is, I will use video recording observe , so child cannot see me , so I will get more natural behaviors . to observe child in playing situations help to get a