Observation and Assessment (150-200 wrds)
Watch the video, “Physical Development in Early Childhood,” and choose one child to observe for motor development.
Discuss and defend the observation technique you used.
· Why did you select this observation technique?
· What did you learn?
· What other observation technique could you have used?
· What more do you need to know?
Explain the importance of direct observation to a coworker who is new in the early childhood field. Give specific examples of why it is important to conduct objective observations of young children.
Pearson. (n.d.) Physical Development in Early Childhood. [Video file.] Retrieved fromhttp://media.pearsoncmg.com/pcp/pls_0558982484/index.html?wf=1&item=4
CDE. (n.d.) The Essential Role of Observation and Documentation. [Video file.] Retrieved fromhttp://www.cde.state.co.us/resultsmatter/RMVideoSeries.htm