Observing Young Children, now on DVD, is a professional development tool for early childhood educators who work with young children in center-based programs and family child care homes. The video is also a useful orientation tool for anyone who does specific observation-related tasks with children as a regular part of their work. It is an excellent tool for childcare and preschool teacher training.
Observation is an integral part of providing quality programs and service to children.
Observation helps staff and providers learn about children so that they can individualize their program. It helps them to evaluate their program so they can make adjustments to the environment or the curriculum. It also provides the opportunity to measure children's progress and their acquisition of skills.
This video shows scenes of children in a variety of situations which the viewer is directed to observe. Following the opportunity for observation practice, each example is discussed in terms of accuracy and objectivity.
Observation can seem deceptively simple, but it requires training and practice to be able to observe objectively.
Available As: Closed Captioned DVD with Trainer's Guide
Length: 28 minutes (DVD), 52 pages (Guide)
Produced By: Teaching Strategies Inc.
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