In this course you will learn to:
 describe child behaviors and teacherchild interactions accurately and objectively within a developmental perspective
 select effective observational techniques to observe, record and report child behavior and interactions
 observe and analyze children's behavior
 apply observational information in working with children through the identification and design of developmentally appropriate activities.
It is strongly reccomended that this course be taken after you have completed CD 107 and CD 110.
Assignments for this course include:
 weekly discussions
 five field observations
 a midterm exam
Required texts:
Mindes, Galye, Assessing Young Children, Pearson 2011 4th Edition. ISBN 0137002270
McAfee, Basics of Assessment, NAEYC 2004 ISBN 1928896189
Harms, Clifford and Cryer, Early Childhood Environmental Rating ScaleRevised, Teacher's College Press, ISBN 0807745499
Reccomended text:
Cryer, Harms and Riley , All About the ECERSR, Teachers College Press, ISBN 0880766107
