Observe individual children in authentic contexts and analyze various sources of information in order to assess each child and plan developmentally appropriate practices that can help each child progress along the child development continuum.
Access the following to complete this Assessment:
Case Study #1: Angelica, 9 months old
Case Study #2: Nathan, 4 years old
This Assessment constitutes a Performance Task, in which you will observe individual children in authentic contexts and analyze various sources of information in order to assess each child and plan developmentally appropriate practices that can help each child progress along the child development continuum.
Your response to this Assessment should
-Use the Assessment documents and video as required.
-Reflect the criteria provided in the Rubric.
-Adhere to the required assignment length.
-Use the APA course paper template available here.
-Download the Writing Checklist to review prior to submitting your Assessment.
This Assessment requires submission of one (1) document that includes your analysis of Case Study #1 and #2 along with your recommendations. Save this file as CD005_firstinitial_lastname (for example, CD005_J_Smith). When you are ready to upload your completed Assessment, select “Submit Attempt”.
Part I: Case Study #1
Review all of the documents and videos provided for Case Study #1. Write a 1- to 2-page response that addresses the following:
-Choose one segment in the video of Angelica playing that illustrates her level of development in one or more of the domains of child development.
-Describe the segment, and explain how it reveals characteristics of her physical, cognitive, or socio-emotional development.
-What observation tools did you use in the process, and why?
Part II: Case Study #2
Review all of the documents provided for Case Study #2. Write a 1- to 2-page response that addresses the following:
-Analyze the work sample from Nathan.
-Describe at least one specific aspect of the work sample that reveals something about Nathan’s physical, cognitive, and socio-emotional development.
-Provide a rationale for your response that uses specific examples from the work sample and connections to the professional knowledge base.
Part III: Analysis and Recommendations
In a 5- to 7-page response, analyze the information in each case study, and make a recommendation for developmentally appropriate practice for each child.
Your response should include:
-A brief analysis of each child’s physical, cognitive, and socio-emotional development, based on the documents and videos provided and your knowledge of the frameworks of early childhood development
-A recommendation for at least two additional strategies that could be used to gather information from families about the development of the children in the case studies
(Note: Explain why information from families is critical in assessing development.)
-A recommendation for developmentally appropriate learning experiences for each child, with an explanation of how these experiences reflect the principles of developmentally appropriate practic