Category Archives: Developmental Domains

A Picture in Time: Writing Anecdotal Notes

A well written anecdotal note draws a picture of a child’s development in a moment in time.  Many early childhood curriculums use observation to document a child’s development.  Depending on the curriculum or  Early Childhood Program, teachers are advised to document observations in each developmental domain. The following example are the central domains from the […]

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What’s in a Name? (Part 1)

Activities that incorporate each child’s name can support learning in several developmental areas.  Think about the daily routine.  How many times a day is a child exposed to their name or each child’s name. As a child enters the center, she finds her name on his cubbie. Takes off his jacket and hangs it up on […]

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What is really happening?

Many children with “challenging behaviors” have triggers. Often teachers focus on the end reaction, which can be hitting, biting, kicking, running out of the room,etc. Regular observations will assist in accurately identifying the the problem or trigger. Before a teacher … Continue reading

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A Picture in Time: Writing Anecdotal Notes

A well written anecdotal note draws a picture of a child’s development in a moment in time.  Many early childhood curriculums use observation to document a child’s development.  Depending on the curriculum or  Early Childhood Program, teachers are advised to … Continue reading

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A child I know…

A child I know doesn’t live with his mom.  He lives with his grandparents. It wasn’t always this way.  He once lived with his mother, but she neglected him as a infant.  To avoid putting the child in foster care. … Continue reading

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Children’s Rights

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