Evaluations are the first step in getting your child to learn and progress in school. Evaluations tell you and the teachers what your child needs to learn and more importantly, how they learn. At Les Petits Cherubs we use three major assessment tools: Ages and Stages, The Pearson Ounce Scale Child Development Tool and Work Sampling.
Ages and Stages Questionnaires are designed to identify children who are in need of further evaluation and those that are developing typically. The experts behind ASQ have made dozens of enhancements to help identify delays as early as possible with their evaluation and assessment system. Ages and Stages is a Parent Questionnaire that you are asked to complete within the first 45 days of your child’s enrollment and then again every September.
The Pearson Ounce Scale Child Development Tool offers guidelines for observing and interpreting growth and development from Birth to 42 months. It has evaluation methods that focus on six major areas of development including: Understanding and Communicating, Exploration and Problem Solving, Movement and Coordination, Feelings about Self, Relationships with Other Children, and Personal Connections.
The Work Sampling System is a tool used to track development for children ages three years of age through Kindergarten. Work Sampling is designed to help classroom teachers document and evaluate children’s skills, knowledge, behaviors and accomplishments across a wide variety of curriculum areas. Each curriculum area is observed on multiple occasions and in different settings in order to enhance teaching and learning. This also helps to keep track of each child’s individual achievements. Children are observed in our warm and loving classrooms which provide age appropriate activities that challenge and stimulate at the same time. Children’s progress is recorded three times a year with a Developmental Checklist, a portfolio collection, and a summary report.
Advanced and Comprehensive: Child Care Assessment At Les Petits Cherubs
No one child is exactly like another. Children advance at different paces, in different ways, and at different abilities. A child may also learn and take in information in a different way than their peers. A school or institution of care, then, should recognize developmental discrepancies and use tools to assess their capabilities accordingly. At Les Petits Cherubs, child care assessment is part of the enrollment process and can keep parents assured that their children are being worked with according to their own abilities.
How Child Care Assessment Works
Any student that applies for enrollment at Les Petits Cherubs will be given a series of three child care assessment and educational evaluations. These include the ages and stages questionnaire, the work sampling system evaluation and the Pearson Ounce Scale Child Development Tool.
Pearson Ounce Scale Child Care Assessment
The Pearson Ounce Scale Development Tool is given to children from six weeks old to forty-two months as a way to test their physical development and growth, both of which are important to addressing any potential health concerns or other physical issues. This child care assessment tool is not a substitute for a doctor’s evaluation but a way for the school to work with parents in order to make sure that the child is meeting all physical development milestones.
Ages and Stages Questionnaire
The ages and stages questionnaire (ASQ) which is given to children who are enrolled in the program is given as a way to make sure that the child is meeting all developmental milestones and cognitive marks. Further, this child care assessment tool is given each September as well as a way to make sure that the child continues to meet all expectations.
Work Sampling System
The Work Sampling System is a child care assessment that is given to kids from three years of age to kindergarten. The goal of this tool is to help teachers to know where the child is in ability level across a wide range of subject matters and curriculums. This child care assessment tool evaluates behavior as well and is administered in a friendly environment through play evaluations and open discussions with the child.