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zwikfors

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Observation is used by checklists, photos, videotaping, or running record to learn of how a child is developing. These tools keep track of the child's progress. Teachers need to know how to keep a legible, organized account of the children as to help other teachers or the family.
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1. What tools can be used to learn about children and their development?

Anecdotal record, checklist, running record, tally event, photos, and videotaping.

2. How do you use the tools?

An anecdotal record is a brief narrative account usually written after the event, describing an incident of a child's behavior that is important to the observer.
Checklist — a provider can use a checklist to keep track of when a child reaches certain developmental milestones.
Running Record — a narrative account written by the observer detailing everything that occurs within a certain period of time.
Tally Event — a list that helps you know how often something is happening during the day or with a particular child.
Photos and videotaping — using media to capture children's skills and strengths.

3. What do you need to know how to do?

Ongoing and systematic observation of the children will provide teachers with the information, the teachers need in order to offer quality care and comply with the WAC requirements to:

Provide a variety of easily accessible learning and play materials of sufficient quantity to implement the center's program and meet the developmental needs of children in care.

Have a current daily schedule of activities and lesson plans that are designed to meet the children's developmental, cultural and individual needs.

Ensure the lesson plan, daily schedule of events, available toys and equipment contain a range of learning experiences to allow each child the opportunity to:

Gain self-esteem, self-awareness, self- control, and decision-making abilities,

Develop socially, emotionally, intellectually and physically,

Learn about nutrition, health, and personal safety, and

Experiment, create and explore.

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We can use the tool of observation to learn about the development of a child. By simply watching and listening you can gain mounds of knowledge. You need to know how to track data whether it be electronically or through hard copies, make sure you keep up to date with data.
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You can use a variety of observation tools to access a child's development including: tally events (to keep track of behavior frequencies), video/pictures, running records (detailed descriptions of a time frame), checklists, and anecdotal records (small, informal notes). In order to be successful with these records you need to be organized and attentive, and communicate any important information to parents. 
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The tools we can use are simply whatever is available: toys, paper, crayons, cameras/videos, etc.  We use them however they are necessary.  What we need to know how to do is to pay attention and observe either quietly or through interaction.  
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lmclellan1988

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Observation is the best tool we have to learn about our children and track their growth.

Tallying, taking records, or having checklists are all good ways to observe and report such development or lack there of.  Taking tallies can help monitor a childs specific behaviors, how often they hapen, when they happen, and what is possibly causing them. Having this information can help in reducing any negative behaviors.

Taking records, or any important/ informational notes can help in becoming familiarized with a childs behavioral patterns.

Regardless of what tool yu choose to use it is important that you be attentive and detailed in your recordings and observations in order to be able to relay ny important information to their parents.
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Tools that can help measure a child and their development are; creating activities that teach children important lessons such as sharing or playing nice and reading books that talk about such teachings. You use these tools by allowing the children to interact with each other and observing their interactions and taking notes on what they've learned or haven't learned from their experiences. 
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Observation and documentation can be used first. Once the necessary information has been collected the provider can then develop lesson plans to better aid in the development of the child.
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SierraKowalski

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The tools needed for development are proper education of developmentally appropriate materials and then giving those materials while watching, looking, listening, and taking notes.
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2017207

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Appropriate toys, art supplies, instruments, and various other items for children to learn through play and express their individuality. 
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2017207

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-checklists
-photos/videos
-tallies
-running records
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stormymcphail

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age appropriate toys and games, thought out lesson plans directed for individuality
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By routinely observing the child during activities such as works, art, reading, playing, socializing, show and tell, eating etc. you are able to take this information and record it for yourself, co-workers or even family.
Anecdotal records, checklists, running record, tally, event photos are good ways to keep track of the child's recordings.
Observation and recording gives the teacher a better understanding of the social, emotional, physical and intellectual needs and how to plan lessons around their developmental needs and to also show families progress.

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Developmentally appropriate toys and memorial are important. By observing how the children are doing and recording it you can keep a log of how the children are improving at different things.
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SelenaGreen86

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Observation, detailed notes and keeping a record with a checklist are excellent tools for learning about each child, and will help with tracking their development. Intentional observation and keeping track with notations helps to follow where they have been, and how they have improved, and a checklist helps you see where they have yet to improve upon. Using these tools requires you to be detailed and organized; keeping track of a child's development means knowing what milestones they need to achieve, and what is with in normal continuum.
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