ERIC Number: ED080172
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Guidelines for Observation and Assessment: An Approach to Evaluating the Learning Environment of a Day Care Center.
Mattick, Ilse; Perkins, Frances J.
This guide is designed to assist in evaluating the learning environment of a day care center through observation. For the purposes of this guide, various aspects of the day care program are divided into categories, which in turn are divided into issues (essentials for which data can be obtained by observation. Categories and issues are as follows: (1) physical setting--spatial structure (use of space), materials, temporal structure (timing); (2) interactional setting (relationships)--teacher-child, child-child, staff, and teacher-parent; and (3) program--curriculum content, teaching strategies, and socio-emotional climate. Each issue is followed by a series of numbered questions, called variables, to be used in evaluation of that issue. Some suggested reading is listed in the introductory matter. (KM)
Descriptors: Day Care, Day Care Centers, Educational Environment, Guides, Observation, Peer Relationship, Physical Environment, Preschool Education, Program Content, Program Evaluation, Student Teacher Relationship
Day Care and Child Development Council of America, Inc., 1401 K Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005 ($1.75)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Day Care and Child Development Council of America, Inc., Washington, DC.
Note: Revised Second Edition