Child observations and assessments are formative, continuous and flow from the experiences planned in the curriculum. It is important to document the development of the child by interpreting the evidence from the day-to-day experiences of the child with the purpose of recognizing and encouraging their strengths as well as addressing any learning or developmental gaps. We evaluate each child’s progress on an ongoing basis through observation of their behavior, artwork and other products, as well as through play-based monitoring and evaluation. Results are shared with the child’s family during a parent-educator conference, or by request. Parents are encouraged to continue the children’s learning activities in the home with stories, songs, paintings and helping around the house to teach important skills.
Areas of observation and assessment:

– Child’s interest and participation
– Skills and abilities with a special focus on motor skills and physical development as well as math and literacy
– Social interactions