Assessments are a vital component for a high-quality early childhood program. They are an important tool in understanding and supporting young children's development.
Portfolio is a purposeful collection of student work that exhibits the student efforts, progress, and achievements.
They help to reveal skills and understanding of each student.
Include in your portfolio
Child initiated writing Sample
Child initiated drawing Samples
Shape Sorting Samples
Size Seriation Samples
Portfolios can be made out of
Hanging File Folders with box
Large Mailing Envelopes
Tag board Folders
Binders with sheet protectors
Sample of a Pizza Box Portfolio
Sample of using pocket folders that have been binded together
Sample of using a tag board folder and file system
Fine Motor Skills
Click on the above links for printable check list that I use to help meet my assessments.
Samples of cutting activities that I include in my portfolios.*Envelopes with magazine cuttings.
Sample of lacing activity that I include in my portfolios.
Sample activity that is included in the portfolios to show children's shapes knowledge and classification skills.
Sample activity included in portfolio to show children's knowledge of size seriation.
School Readiness Skills
What are school readiness skills?
Cognitive development and early literacy are important for children’s early success in school, but other areas of development are equally important.
When it comes to school readiness skills we have to look at the whole child.
Social and Emotional development
Early literacy development
Enthusiasm for learning
Children entering school with a wide range of knowledge will lead to early success in school.
You can download an assessment packet bellow for school readiness skills
Another way to help out with the assessment process is to use check list of areas that you are assessing. Here is a assessment checklist packet that you can download.