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Core Competency #6 - Observation, Assessment and Documentation

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3. Observing and recording (check your current knowledge and skill level). *This question is required.
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I distinguish the characteristics and appropriate uses of various formal and informal observation and assessment tools. (1-I). *This question is required
I share observation and experiences working with children and youth. (2-I). *This question is required
I ensure all documentation is used appropriately and a system is in place to ensure documentation such as progress reports are completed in an appropriate and timely manner. (2-A). *This question is required
I combine observations with information from staff and families in form of progress reports to document the growth and development of individual children and youth. (2-M). *This question is required
I recognize the importance of daily observation of children and youth. (1-I). *This question is required
I observe and document children and youth’s development in terms of skills, abilities, strengths, needs, interests, learning styles, participation in the program, and progress without personal bias or judgment. (1-M). *This question is required
I ensure that all documentation is appropriate, objective, used properly, and individualized. (1-A). *This question is required
4. Communicating with and involving families and staff in observation and assessment process (check your current knowledge and skill level.) *This question is required.
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I communicate effectively and positively with staff and families, both verbally and in writing, about child and youth observation and assessment information. (3-M). *This question is required
I am aware of the importance of collaborating with families and staff to gather information on children and youth while maintaining confidentiality. (3-I). *This question is required
I provide guidance and support to staff on effective and culturally responsive communication regarding involvement of families in the observation and assessment process. (3-A). *This question is required
5. Using appropriate assessment methods (check your current knowledge and skill level) *This question is required.
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I identify various techniques for gathering information on children and youth’s progress. (4-I). *This question is required
I use assessment tools and adapt screening and assessment procedures to meet the needs of all children and youth, the culture of their family, and the program. (4-M). *This question is required
I select valid, reliable and appropriate tools and guides and trains staff in using assessment results to modify environment, curriculum and to improve child and youth outcomes. (4-A). *This question is required
6. Planning for individualized learning (check your current knowledge and skill level) *This question is required.
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I am awareness of how observation informs decisions about curriculum and environment. (5-I) *This question is required
I analyze observation results and to modifies curriculum and the environment to meet the needs of all children and youth. (5-M). *This question is required
I develop, implement, and evaluate curriculum and environment based on the sum of observation and assessment results to accommodate the developmental needs, interests, and diversity of children and youth. (5-A). *This question is required
7. Facilitating referrals based on observation and assessment (check your current level of knowledge and skills). *This question is required.
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I support the family in accessing and making effective referrals for diagnostic screening and/or assessment. (6-M). *This question is required
I recognize and list procedures and resources for making referrals for potential issues that arise from observation. (6-I). *This question is required
I assist staff and families in accessing extra services, and/or other supports as needed. (6-M). *This question is required
I develop ongoing relationships with agencies and community resources to facilitate screening, assessment, and provision of additional services and supports. (6-A). *This question is required
I identify the importance of referring children and youth for screening or assessment to identify potential developmental delays or disabilities. (6-I). *This question is required
You have completed the Self-Assessment for Core Competency Area 6 - Observation, Assessment and Documentation

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