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Edmonds Community College    
  Dec 17, 2017
2017-2018 Academic Catalog
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ECED& 190 - Observation and Assessment

3.0 Credits
Collect and record observations of and assessment data on young children in order to plan for and support the child, the family, the group and the community. Practice reflection techniques, summarizing conclusions and communicating findings. S/U grade option.
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe reasons for collecting observation and assessment data.
  2. Identify techniques for avoiding bias, judgments, and assumptions in observations.
  3. Collect factual, descriptive information using a variety of tools i.e., running records, anecdotal records, checklists, time and event samples, portfolios, and developmental continuums.
  4. Record information in an appropriate manner for future interpretation.
  5. Interpret the information as it relates to general growth and development and the specific child(ren) observed.
  6. Describe and demonstrate professional ethics and etiquette that applies to the collection and communication of observation data.
  7. Identify characteristics and signs of growth, development, learning, and social behaviors.

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