ERIC Number: ED457984
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
The Creative Curriculum[R] for Preschool: Developmental Continuum Assessment Toolkit for Ages 3-5.
Dodge, Diane Trister; Colker, Laura J.; Heroman, Cate
Intended for use with the Creative Curriculum for Early Childhood, this integrated ongoing student assessment toolkit is designed for preschool teachers to help them focus on all aspects of a child's development, thereby giving them a way to ensure that all children in their classes are making progress. The assessment kit uses a strength-based approach and is based on observations taken within the context of classroom activities. The kit provides tools to collect data and analyze children's progress as part of demonstrating program outcomes and management accountability. The goals and objectives cover the Head Start domains and required domain elements and indicators. The toolkit contains: (1) the Creative Curriculum Developmental Continuum, showing the developmental steps children go through for each of 50 curriculum objectives related to social/emotional, physical, cognitive, and language development; (2) a teacher's guide, providing guidance on implementing an assessment system linking directly to planning for a group of children and individual children; (3) a poster for classroom display delineating goals and objectives; (4) a class summary worksheet to allow teachers to track and pinpoint progress for all children in the group on each of the 50 objectives; (5) individual child profile forms used to document each child's progress at three checkpoints during the year (fall, winter, and spring); and (6) child progress and planning reports used to summarize a child's progress, gain input from the family, and plan together for the next steps. (KB)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Child Development, Cognitive Development, Creative Teaching, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Emotional Development, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Preschool Children, Preschool Curriculum, Preschool Education, Social Development, Student Evaluation
Teaching Strategies, Inc., P.O. Box 42243, Washington, DC 20015 (Item #C20130, Complete boxed set includes the Creative Curriculum, Teacher's Guide, Goals and Objectives Poster, Class Summary Worksheet, Individual Child Profile (25), and Child Progress and Planning Report (75), $89.95). Tel: 800-637-3652 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.TeachingStrategies.com.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Teaching Strategies, Inc., Washington, DC.
Note: For previous Creative Curriculums, see ED 342 487, ED 426 777, ED 437 138, and ED 443 589.