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Infant & Toddler Best Practice Series - Getting in Focus: Observing Infants/Toddlers


Event Description

Observing infants & toddlers at play, learning and during routines provides critical information on the child's development & interest. It also guides the teacher in providing effective activities, learning opportunities, developing lesson plans and staging an appropriate environment. Participants will explore 'why, when & how' to properly observe, and will conduct practice observations through media.


Sessions / Training Location Info


Session Being Hosted At:
4C Miami Valley - Kroc - 1000 N Keowee St Dayton Montgomery (directions)

Instructor(s)

Dawn Lewis

Event Information

Contact Hours 2.50
Training approved for OA-L1
Registration deadline Jun 01, 2019
Number of open seats 14
Event Owner 4C Miami Valley
Sponsor Phone (937) 220-9660 x1301

Topic Areas

Target Audience Classroom Staff / Teacher,Family Child Care
Age Groups related to content Infants,Toddlers
Core Knowledge Area N/A
Child Development Associate Area Observing and recording children’s behavior
Early Learning and Development Standards Social-Emotional Development
Approaches Toward Learning
Physical Well-Being and Motor Development
Cognitive Development and General Knowledge
Language and Literacy Development
Assessment Type Reflection
Small group activity
Individual activity

Objectives

Objective: Discuss 2 reasons why observing infants and toddlers are important in the child care setting.
 
Core Knowledge Document: Ohio's Early Childhood Core Knowledge and Competencies *REVISED*
 
Area: Observation and Assessment
 
Subgroup: Foundations and Principles
 
Competency: 1.4 Lists the reasons for conducting assessments and identifies the differences between informal and formal assessment.
Objective: List 3 guidelines to consider when documenting an observation.
 
Core Knowledge Document: Ohio's Early Childhood Core Knowledge and Competencies *REVISED*
 
Area: Observation and Assessment
 
Subgroup: Gathering and Documenting
 
Competency: 1.2 Identifies ways to collect documentation on children's learning and development that is objective and non-biased as well as culturally sensitive.
Objective: Create an activity plan using sample observational notes.
 
Core Knowledge Document: Ohio's Early Childhood Core Knowledge and Competencies *REVISED*
 
Area: Observation and Assessment
 
Subgroup: Summarizing and Interpreting
 
Competency: 1.3 Recognizes the importance of observation and assessment data in curriculum planning for individual children and groups of children.

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