Early Childhood Teachers use:
Infant Development Inventory Parent Questionnaire - a brief tool that involves parents by asking them to describe their infant and report, “What’s Your Baby Doing?” using an Infant Development Chart.
Child Development Review - Parent Questionnaire - for screening gives you the parent's picture of their child and what the child is doing. This includes the child's strengths and possible problems and provides information about the child’s functioning and possible needs. Talking with parents about their child, including their questions and concerns, shows respect and a desire to involve and work with them. This is a great tool to use at enrollment or before Parent/Teacher conferences.
Teacher's Observation Guide - for assessment shows you how to observe and record a child’s behavior and development and plan educational activities. It covers social development, self help, gross motor, fine motor, language and school readiness skills. It also helps you talk with parents at conferences.
Both of these tools help you evaluate the health development and school readiness of individual children. They integrate information from parents with your own observations for successful evaluations.
Other tools available - the PDI and the