Observation and Assessment in Young Children


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 Observation and Assessment in Young Children

Asynchronous (Self Pace)
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Credit Hours:
2 clock hour


Learning Outcome
This training course is designed to help early childcare professionals develop the skills and knowledge you need to conduct effective child observation and assessment. In this training, we will explore the key concepts of child development, different types of observation and assessment methods, and how to communicate results with families. Learning objectives include:

  1. Identify and describe different types of observation and assessment methods used in early childhood education.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to conduct structured and unstructured observations of children, including recording and interpreting data accurately.
  3. Explain the importance of using observation and assessment to inform instructional practices and support children’s individual needs and strengths.
  4. Evaluate the effectiveness of different assessment tools and techniques, including developmental screening and diagnostic assessments, for identifying children’s needs and progress.
  5. Create and implement action plans based on observation and assessment data to support children’s learning and development in different domains (e.g., physical, cognitive, social-emotional, communication and language).
  6. Collaborate with families, colleagues, and other professionals to communicate observation and assessment data, share information and resources, and promote children’s overall well-being and success.
It is recommended that participants take notes as they go through the course content. Materials needed include:

  • Writing Paper
  • A pen or pencil
There is no prerequisite for this training course.
  • While tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices may allow for some completion of coursework, they are not guaranteed to work in all areas. Please ensure you have access to a desktop or laptop to complete coursework.
  • Must have internet connection. High speed broadband access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is highly recommended for the optimal learning experience.
  • A graphical browser is required, such as, Chrome, Firefox, etc.
  • Participants must have an E-mail account that is accessible because after a participant enrolls in this course, all e-mails regarding this course will be sent to the e-mail on record.
This is a certificate program. Upon completion participants will earn a certificate of completion and continuing education units (CEU).
Criteria to Earn Credit
To receive credit for completing this course, participants should read all material, take notes, and complete all the required assignments. There is a final assessment at the end of this course. Participants will have two attempts to take the final assessment and must pass with a 70% or higher to earn credit. Please note there will be no extra attempts to retake the final assessment. Once you have started the final assessment, complete it without interruption. If you cannot pass the final assessment with a 70% or higher, we encourage you to consider taking another course that meets your requirements.


Name: Octavia Dixon
Phone: (770) 347 – 7030
E-mail: support@earlycareevolution.com