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Documentation  of  Accreditation  Criteria  

Student Name: Shelby Nickel Date: 10/14/13 Circle or Triangle Using  the  Accreditation  Criteria  for  the  Classroom  Portfolio,  identify  how  3  components  are  met  or  are  demonstrated  in   your  classroom.  Collect  artifacts  (photos,  artwork)  to  be  used  in  the  Classroom  Portfolio.  Classroom  teacher  will  assign   specific  criteria  to  document.   Identify  the  criterion:  2.A.11  b   The  schedule  provides  children  learning  opportunities,  experiences,  and  projects  that  extend  over  the  course  of   several  days  and  incorporates  time  for  play.   Play  is  characterized  by  children’s  active  engagement  and  enjoyment  and  their  ability  to  determine  how  the  activity  is   carried  out.  Teaching  staff  is  expected  to  encourage  and  facilitate  active  play  involving  physical  movement  as  well  as   pretend  or  dramatic  play.  Children  are  expected  to  have  opportunities  to  play  individually  and  with  peers.   Describe  how  the  documentation  meets  the  criterion:     The  daily  schedule,  which  provides  time  for  a  wide  variety  of  experiences,  including:  art,  circle  time,  gross  motor  play,   outdoor  time,  and  free  time,  allows  children  to  explore  new  learning  opportunities.  The  art  and  discovery  table   activities  evolve  from  day  to  day  throughout  the  week  so  the  children  have  learning  experiences  that  extend  over  a   period  of  time.  
SCORING:  Criteria  was  documented  and  submitted  by  the  due  date.  At  least  one  artifact  was  submitted  with  each  criterion.  Student  appropriately  documented  the   given  criteria  and  used  the  artifact  to  support  written  text.  

Excellent:  exceeds  all  criteria  

10  

Very  Good:  meet  most  criteria  

9-­‐8  

Adequate:  meets  many  criteria  

7-­‐6  

Fair  to  poor:  meets  few  criteria  

5-­‐0  

  Identify  the  criterion:  2.G.01  a   Infants  and  toddlers/twos  are  provided  varied  opportunities  and  materials  to  use  their  senses  to  learn  about  objects  in   the  environment.   Describe  how  the  documentation  meets  the  criterion:   The  children  are  provided  with  many  opportunities  to  go  on  field  trips  and  nature  walks.  While  engaging  in  these   activities,  the  children  have  the  opportunity  to  use  their  senses  of  smell,  sight,  and  touch  to  learn  about  the  their   environment.  By  having  both  indoor  and  outdoor  experiences,  the  children  are  able  to  use  their  senses  in  a  variety  of   ways  to  learn  about  natural  and  manmade  objects  in  their  environment.    
SCORING:  Criteria  was  documented  and  submitted  by  the  due  date.  At  least  one  artifact  was  submitted  with  each  criterion.  Student  appropriately  documented  the   given  criteria  and  used  the  artifact  to  support  written  text.  

Excellent:  exceeds  all  criteria  

10  

Very  Good:  meet  most  criteria  

9-­‐8  

Adequate:  meets  many  criteria  

7-­‐6  

Fair  to  poor:  meets  few  criteria  

5-­‐0  

  Identify  the  criterion:  2.G.01  b   Infants  and  toddlers/twos  are  provided  varied  opportunities  and  materials  to  discover  that  they  can  make  things  

happen  and  solve  simple  problems.   This  is  the  learning  of  cause-­‐and-­‐effect  relationships.   Describe  how  the  documentation  meets  the  criterion:   There  are  several  toys  and  materials  in  our  classroom  that  allow  the  children  to  explore  cause-­‐and  effect  relationships.   The  children  are  encouraged  to  experiment  with  these  materials  in  order  to  learn  problem  solving  for  themselves   rather  than  have  an  adult  do  everything  for  them.  
SCORING:  Criteria  was  documented  and  submitted  by  the  due  date.  At  least  one  artifact  was  submitted  with  each  criterion.  Student  appropriately  documented  the   given  criteria  and  used  the  artifact  to  support  written  text.  

Excellent:  exceeds  all  criteria  

10  

Very  Good:  meet  most  criteria  

9-­‐8  

Adequate:  meets  many  criteria  

7-­‐6  

Fair  to  poor:  meets  few  criteria  

5-­‐0  

  Identify  the  criterion:  2.J.02  a   Infants  and  toddlers/twos  are  provided  varied  opportunities  to  explore  and  manipulate  age-­‐appropriate  art  materials.   Describe  how  the  documentation  meets  the  criterion:   The  art  center  provides  a  consistent  location  with  a  wide  variety  of  materials  where  the  children  can  go  in  order  to   experiment  with  age-­‐appropriate  art.  In  addition,  the  teachers  in  the  classroom  intentionally  plan  art  activities  that   provide  opportunities  for  the  children  to  use  a  wide  variety  of  art  materials.  
SCORING:  Criteria  was  documented  and  submitted  by  the  due  date.  At  least  one  artifact  was  submitted  with  each  criterion.  Student  appropriately  documented  the   given  criteria  and  used  the  artifact  to  support  written  text.  

Excellent:  exceeds  all  criteria  

10  

Very  Good:  meet  most  criteria  

9-­‐8  

Adequate:  meets  many  criteria  

7-­‐6  

Fair  to  poor:  meets  few  criteria  

5-­‐0  

  Identify  the  criterion:  3.B.11  c   Teaching  staff  creates  a  climate  of  mutual  respect  for  children  by  being  interesting  in  their  products.   Describe  how  the  documentation  meets  the  criterion:   Teachers  in  the  classroom  show  enthusiasm  and  interest  in  children’s  art.  They  use  kind  words  and  ask  them  to  talk   about  their  art  instead  of  using  negative  words  that  lower  children’s  self-­‐esteem.  By  showing  this  respect  for  all  the   children’s  art,  the  children  learn  to  be  respectful  of  their  friends.    
SCORING:  Criteria  was  documented  and  submitted  by  the  due  date.  At  least  one  artifact  was  submitted  with  each  criterion.  Student  appropriately  documented  the   given  criteria  and  used  the  artifact  to  support  written  text.  

Excellent:  exceeds  all  criteria  

10  

Very  Good:  meet  most  criteria  

9-­‐8  

Adequate:  meets  many  criteria  

7-­‐6  

Fair  to  poor:  meets  few  criteria  

5-­‐0  

  COMMENTS:    

  Criterion:  2.A.11  b   Documentation  of  criterion:  The  daily  schedule,  which  provides  time  for  a  wide  variety  of  experiences,  including:  art,   circle  time,  gross  motor  play,  outdoor  time,  and  free  time,  allows  children  to  explore  new  learning  opportunities.  The  art   and  discovery  table  activities  evolve  from  day  to  day  throughout  the  week  so  the  children  have  learning  experiences  that   extend  over  a  period  of  time.    

The  daily  schedule  is  posted  in  more  than  one  location  in  the  classroom  to  remind  teachers  and  students  of  the   experiences  the  children  should  be  receiving.  

From  left  to  right:  Marlowe  (29  months),  Leo  (13  months),  and  Reese  (30  months)  explored  the  various  materials  that   were  in  the  discovery  table  during  color  week.    

  Criterion:  2.G.01  a   Documentation  of  criterion:  The  children  are  provided  with  many  opportunities  to  go  on  field  trips  and  nature  walks.   While  engaging  in  these  activities,  the  children  have  the  opportunity  to  use  their  senses  of  smell,  sight,  and  touch,  and   taste  to  learn  about  the  their  environment.  By  having  both  indoor  and  outdoor  experiences,  the  children  are  able  to  use   their  senses  in  a  variety  of  ways  to  learn  about  natural  and  manmade  objects  in  their  environment.    

Everett  (9  months)  used  his  senses  of  touch  and  taste  when  shaking  and  chewing  on  a  sensory  bottle  containing  oil,   water,  glitter,  and  coloring.    

Matthieu  (32  months)  used  his  senses  of  sight  and  touch  when  feeling  the  tree  outside  of  the  Child  Study  Center.  

  Criterion:  2.G.01  b   Documentation  of  criterion:  There  are  several  toys  and  materials  in  our  classroom  that  allow  the  children  to  explore   cause-­‐and  effect  relationships.  The  children  are  encouraged  to  experiment  with  these  materials  in  order  to  learn   problem  solving  for  themselves  rather  than  have  an  adult  do  everything  for  them.    

Matthieu  (32  months)  and  Anika  (19  months)  used  problem-­‐solving  skills  to  manipulate  the  train  track  pieces  in  various   ways  until  they  properly  fit  together.  

Matthieu  (32  months)  picked  up  the  train  cars  and  put  them  back  together  after  they  fell  off  the  track.  

Criterion:  2.J.02  a   Documentation  of  criterion:  The  art  center  provides  a  consistent  location  with  a  wide  variety  of  materials  where  the   children  can  go  in  order  to  experiment  with  age-­‐appropriate  art.  In  addition,  the  teachers  in  the  classroom  intentionally   plan  art  activities  that  provide  opportunities  for  the  children  to  use  a  wide  variety  of  art  materials.    

The  art  center  has  numerous  age-­‐appropriate  materials  available  to  the  children  on  a  daily  basis,  including:  markers,   crayons,  paper,  tape,  chalk,  and  stamping  materials.  

From  left  to  right:  Reese  (30  months),  Karson  (18  months),  and  Marlowe  (29  months)  use  pink  and  orange  paint  and   paintbrushes  to  put  color  on  a  canvas.  Anika  (19  months)  and  Everett  (9  months)  use  plastic  tools  to  manipulate  blue   and  green  play  dough.  

Criterion:  3.B.11  c   Documentation  of  criterion:  Teachers  in  the  classroom  show  enthusiasm  and  interest  in  children’s  art.  They  use  kind   words  and  ask  them  to  talk  about  their  art  instead  of  using  negative  words  that  lower  children’s  self-­‐esteem.  By  showing   this  respect  for  all  the  children’s  art,  the  children  learn  to  be  respectful  of  their  friends.        

Adults  in  the  classroom  showed  interest  by  being  attentive  and  smiling  while  Karson  (18  months),  Everett  (9  month),  and   Leo  (13  months)  engaged  in  painting  activities.