Observing Development of the Young Child

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Appropriate for Observation in Early Childhood or Assessment in Early Childhood courses, or as a supplement to Child Development or Practicum courses in which observation is a component.

Distinct from other books on observation techniques, Beaty’s practical text, Observing Development of the Young Child, 6e, presents her unique system of observing and recording child development using an invaluable planning tool, The Child Skills Checklist.  This practical, easy-to-use system is based on a progression of children’s skill development in six major areas: emotional, social, physical, cognitive, language, and creative.  Unique aspects of Observing Development of the Young Child include discussions of how to observe young children, interpret the data recorded, and plan for individuals based on the observations.

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Jan Jewett, Washington State University-Vancover

"This text benefits from focused coverage on explaining specific, key areas of development knowledgeably and engagingly.  Further, it provides many valuable, developmentally appropriate and well researched strategies for supporting healthy progress in practical, manageable terms.

 

I would consider adopting this text as a second reference for my advanced seminar--because it so clearly allows the reader to work through the basic foundations and principles of E.C.E. through the lens of observational assessment and to apply this knowledge in specific ways that benefit the growth of each individual child.  I found it engaging, highly readable, and very practical and useful."

 

Louise Vlasic, Everett Community College

"The writing style is user friendly for the community college population for whom I teach.  Students generally like this text and retain it for future reference."

 

Carol Dixon Sammis, Tompkins Cortland Community College

"I see the key strength of this project to be the use of the Child Skills Checklist as the collection tool of data."

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Distinct from other books on observation techniques, Beaty’s practical text, Observing Development of the Young Child, Sixth Edition, presents her unique system of observing and recording child development using an invaluable planning tool, The Child Skills Checklist.  The integration of strategies and children's books to encourage development is a major focus of this best-selling text.

Features of this text:

  • Clearly and practically explains what students should look for developmentally in children in their care so that they have a basis for understanding what they are seeing.
  • Highlights use of a practical tool, The Child Skills Checklist, to assess children's development in 11 areas: self-esteem, emotional development, social play, prosocial behavior, large and small motor development, cognitive development, spoken language, emerging literacy skills, art skills, and imagination.
  • Incorporates practical activities to implement with young children and their families to encourage development.  Many up-to-date multicultural children's books are listed to support developmental progress.

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