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West End coc Preschool Assessment

West End coc Preschool Assessment


A NAEYC Standards Based Assessment Plan

  1. Assessment is developmentally appropriate and culturally and linguistically responsive.  CCC uses assessment observation tools that take into account all domains of a child’s development based on the Tennessee Early Learning Standards for each age group.  These domains include physical, both fine and large motor, social and emotional, approaches to learning, language development, and cognition and general knowledge.  This information is recorded three times per year on the POCET (Preschool Observation Checklist and Evaluation Tool) developmental checklist. We support families in recognizing differences in values, culture, and language. 
  2. Assessment in tied to children’s daily activities. CCC teachers observe children involved in their preschool world and involved in their daily routines.  These observations are conducted on a monthly basis and kept in the child’s portfolio.  Teachers also save work samples and photographs to show progression of development.
  3. Assessment is supported by professional development. Teachers have formal training in best practice for recording and reporting observation and assessment. 
  4. Assessment is inclusive of families. Families complete “All About Me” forms at the beginning of each year for teachers to gain information about family values, goals, and concerns about their child’s school year. Formal conferences are offered mid-year and end of year. Parents are also contacted through email and notes.
  5. Assessment is used to make sound decisions about teaching and learning.  Teachers use the information gained through observation and assessment to create lesson plans that are of value to each child’s learning.  Areas of strengths are reinforced and goal setting based on developmental needs is created.
  6. Assessment is used to identify significant concerns that may require focused intervention.  CCC works in partnership with Metro Preschool services if significant concerns signify more intervention.  Parents will conference with the director to determine this next step.
  7. Assessment helps programs improve their educational and development interventions.  Analysis of assessment information is used to determine if program improvements can be made and adaptations for a particular child’s needs.  These may include room and schedule rearrangement, addition of more staff or additional of more classroom materials.
  8. Assessments are confidential.  Records are kept in a secure location and are available to parents, current and future CCC teachers, and the director.  With parent permission they can be shared with area therapists and pediatricians.  Please provide legal documentation for any custodial restrictions.