Children’s Assessments

Teachers perform on-going assessments of each child through classroom observations and daily activities. A monthly Accomplishment Record will be send home with the children to notify the parents of ongoing progress. Parent conferences are offered 3 times per year to acquire parent input and discuss the children’s progress.

childcare katy TXWhen assessing a child, a variety of methods will be used such as parent questionnaires, classroom observations, and child accomplishment records. Children will be assessed in their classrooms, on the playground, and any other daily activity. Daily assessment will be done with three written assessments taking place throughout the year.

In order to keep the child’s records confidential, the teacher will follow the guidelines listed in the Katy ECEC Confidentiality Policy. Parents will be involved in the planning and implementing of assessments through a number of ways, such as a Getting to Know your Child Worksheet, parent conferences, and communication logs. Using these methods we will effectively communicate assessment information to families. Our teachers undergo training on our assessment tools at the beginning of their employment and again yearly. Also monthly staff curriculum meetings are held to discuss any changes that need to occur.

Name and Purpose of Each Instrument Used in the Assessment of  Your Child

Getting to Know Your Child Worksheet (completed upon enrollment)

To gather information regarding the child’s interest, needs, family, home life, health, play experiences, etc.

Classroom Observations (Anecdotal Records)

To gather information about behavior, language, social skills, cognitive skills, response to voice, ability to locate sounds, general development, etc. in a natural environment

Child Accomplishment Record (Curriculum document)

To identify the knowledge the child learned in the most recent lesson

Lead Teacher Curriculum Meetings with Curriculum Coordinator

To discuss ways to improve curriculum and adapt teaching practices and the environment to better benefit the child

Parent and Staff Questionnaires and Parent Meetings

To gather information about ways in which to improve the program

Communication Logs, Open House, and Conferences

To communicate to the families how the child is doing developmentally on an ongoing basis