Observing and evaluating children regularly helps teachers have more awareness of children, to adjust their educational strategies and tactics, to suit the age, personality, and needs of each child. This gives teachers the flexibility to care for and educate their children, thereby helping them to learn and achieve their age appropriate developmental goals to the best of their abilities.
This process uses tools recommended by leading organisations and experts in the field of early childhood care and education to assess the child holistically.
By Snezhana Radeva, Sofia University “St. Kl. Ohridski”
Assessment in early childhood education (ECE) plays an important role in supporting positive outcomes for children by informing what is taught and how. Using different methods and tools, assess, reflect on, and improve their pedagogical practice.
Source: Key Points for STEM, Chapter XV, March 2020
STEM is another area that is positively influenced by parents' higher beginning involvement from early childhood years. The underlying reason for this is the fact that parents are highly influential on their children's STEM self efficacy and STEM interests.
Source: Key Points for STEM, Chapter XIII, March 2020
As you embark on, or continue your knowledge building journey with your own students, remember that knowledge is more than just power. Knowledge is the freedom to make your own choices, continue your own learning, and write your own amazing things. Every child deserves it.
Source: NAEYC, Young Children, Vol. 75, No. 5, December 2020