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					       INFANT-TODDLER PROGRAM OBSERVATION

Your Name: ___________________Facility Name: _____________________
Date(s) and Time(s) of Observation: _________________________________

Age Group Observed: ____ Infants (10-18 months)      ____Toddlers (18-36
months) ____Mixed Infant and Toddler (0-36 months) ____Other (explain)

Number of Children present: _______

Number of qualified teachers present during observation if known: _________

Number of other adults present in the classroom: __________

Discoveries and Key Experiences:
    Observe 2 individual children, and briefly describe at least one “discovery” and at
      least one “key experience” that was taking place developmentally for that child.

Environment:
    Describe aspects of the environment that you felt supported the development of
       the children you observed ie: room lay out, materials, furniture, and equipment
       and how they are arranged. (Include drawings if you wish)

Routines:
    What daily routines took place during your observation? Describe how did the
       teacher(s) supported development within the routine.

Quality of Care: Describe the quality of care by answering the following questions.
    Was there primary caregiving? If so, what aspect of primary care stood out for
       you?
    How were the children’s families, welcomed, and represented in the program?
       Include aspects of the cultural and linguistic backgrounds of the families served .
    Do the caregivers seem to be “in-tune” with the children? Explain why or why
       not?
    What aspects of the PITC and/or RIE philosophy did you see in action? Give at
       least two examples.
    Was there anything that you observed that concerned you, if so how would you as
       a teacher handled the situation differently?


Reminders:
   Get appropriate permission from the program prior to visiting, and follow all
     guidelines and procedures the facility has for student observers and/or visitors
   Remember to maintain respect and confidentiality for the children and caregivers
   Be objective, and descriptive in your observations
   If there is no observation area, maintain a “low-profile” (ie: quiet, unobtrusive)

				
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