• Preschool Infant Toddler Assessment

    All Things Assessment for Preschool

    On Friday I shared a video that shows my early childhood assessments and how to use them. As you consider these and prepare to complete your own assessments I wanted to make sure that you had all of my resources in one easy place! Here are all of the posts that I’ve shared on assessments and portfolios over the years: Using assessment results to inform lesson planning Explaining assessments to families Sharing assessment results with families My favorite assessment products What does assessment evidence look like in preschool? Assessment strategies for preschool Collecting assessment evidence Google drive student portfolios Anecdotal Notes Please reach out if there is anything that I…

  • Preschool Infant Toddler Assessment

    Easy Portfolios and Assessments for Early Childhood

    It’s almost spring (I’m trying to be optimistic here…), and in many places that means that it’s time to think about finishing up assessments and portfolios for the end of the school year. If you’re about to jump into that, let me help! I’ve got another video for you today that walks through why I created my own assessments, and how you can take advantage of this for your program – they really do make life so much easier! If you want to read more about these assessments and some of the different ways they can be used, then this post is exactly what you’re looking for!

  • Free Developmental Screening Tool

    Yesterday I shared some checklists that you can use to introduce families to developmental milestones, today I have a great way to complete developmental screenings. I just found out that Easter Seals has a wonderful program called Make the First Five Count, and part of that program is to make sure that families have access to developmental screening.  Parents can go to their website and complete an Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ).  Within a couple of days the results of the questionnaire will be sent directly to their email.  They can also print a hard copy of the screening tool so that they can fill it out and share it…

  • Understanding Developmental Milestones

    One of the most common questions that I hear from parents is “when will my child be able to…” I usually don’t have the answer right off the top of my head because that’s a lot to remember, but I always know where to refer them. Whenever someone asks me about developmental milestones I give them the information for the CDC’s Developmental Milestones Checklists.  These one page checklists are perfect for including in your newsletters or reviewing at conferences because they are easy to use and understand.  They are available in English and Spanish, and the website also has photos and videos for each milestone so that families can see…